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Add 72/7 and 16/18

1st number: 10 2/7, 2nd number: 16/18

72/7 + 16/18 is 704/63.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 7 and 18 is 126
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 7 × 18 = 126,
    72/7 = 72 × 18/7 × 18 = 1296/126
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 7 = 126,
    16/18 = 16 × 7/18 × 7 = 112/126
  4. Add the two fractions:
    1296/126 + 112/126 = 1296 + 112/126 = 1408/126
  5. 1408/126 simplified gives 704/63
  6. So, 72/7 + 16/18 = 704/63
    In mixed form: 1111/63

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