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Add 84/2 and 18/84

1st number: 42 0/2, 2nd number: 18/84

84/2 + 18/84 is 591/14.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 84 is 84
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 42 = 84,
    84/2 = 84 × 42/2 × 42 = 3528/84
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 84 × 1 = 84,
    18/84 = 18 × 1/84 × 1 = 18/84
  4. Add the two fractions:
    3528/84 + 18/84 = 3528 + 18/84 = 3546/84
  5. 3546/84 simplified gives 591/14
  6. So, 84/2 + 18/84 = 591/14
    In mixed form: 423/14

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