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Add 72/8 and 18/45

1st number: 9 0/8, 2nd number: 18/45

72/8 + 18/45 is 47/5.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 45 is 360
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 45 = 360,
    72/8 = 72 × 45/8 × 45 = 3240/360
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 45 × 8 = 360,
    18/45 = 18 × 8/45 × 8 = 144/360
  4. Add the two fractions:
    3240/360 + 144/360 = 3240 + 144/360 = 3384/360
  5. 3384/360 simplified gives 47/5
  6. So, 72/8 + 18/45 = 47/5
    In mixed form: 92/5

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