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Add 8/6 and 21/72

1st number: 1 2/6, 2nd number: 21/72

8/6 + 21/72 is 13/8.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 72 is 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 12 = 72,
    8/6 = 8 × 12/6 × 12 = 96/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 72 × 1 = 72,
    21/72 = 21 × 1/72 × 1 = 21/72
  4. Add the two fractions:
    96/72 + 21/72 = 96 + 21/72 = 117/72
  5. 117/72 simplified gives 13/8
  6. So, 8/6 + 21/72 = 13/8
    In mixed form: 15/8

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