Answers

Solutions by everydaycalculation.com

Everydaycalculation.com » Answers » Add fractions

Add 84/15 and 8/18

1st number: 5 9/15, 2nd number: 8/18

84/15 + 8/18 is 272/45.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 15 and 18 is 90
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 15 × 6 = 90,
    84/15 = 84 × 6/15 × 6 = 504/90
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 5 = 90,
    8/18 = 8 × 5/18 × 5 = 40/90
  4. Add the two fractions:
    504/90 + 40/90 = 504 + 40/90 = 544/90
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 272/45
  6. In mixed form: 62/45

MathStep (Works offline)

Download our mobile app and learn to work with fractions in your own time:
Android and iPhone/ iPad

Related:

© everydaycalculation.com