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Add 75/18 and 42/8

1st number: 4 3/18, 2nd number: 5 2/8

75/18 + 42/8 is 113/12.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 18 and 8 is 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 18 × 4 = 72,
    75/18 = 75 × 4/18 × 4 = 300/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 9 = 72,
    42/8 = 42 × 9/8 × 9 = 378/72
  4. Add the two fractions:
    300/72 + 378/72 = 300 + 378/72 = 678/72
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 113/12
  6. In mixed form: 95/12

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