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Add 72/8 and 42/15

1st number: 9 0/8, 2nd number: 2 12/15

72/8 + 42/15 is 59/5.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 15 is 120
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 15 = 120,
    72/8 = 72 × 15/8 × 15 = 1080/120
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 15 × 8 = 120,
    42/15 = 42 × 8/15 × 8 = 336/120
  4. Add the two fractions:
    1080/120 + 336/120 = 1080 + 336/120 = 1416/120
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 59/5
  6. In mixed form: 114/5

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