# What is 2/17+25/3?

How much is 217 plus 253. Step by step solution expressed as a proper or improper fraction, mixed number and decimal form.

• 43151
• 8 2351
• 8.451 (rounded to 4 decimals)

## Step by step solution

217 + 253 = 43151

1. ### Find common denominator by finding the Least Common Multiple(LCM)

Multiples of 17 are   17, 34, 51 ....etc

Multiples of 3 are   3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21, 24, ..., 51 ...etc

The LCM of 17 and 3 is 51. So, the common denominator of 217 and 253 is 51. Now change the fractions into equivalent fractions with common denominator

• 217 + 253
• 2 * 317 * 3 + 25 * 173 * 17
• 651 + 42551

• 651 + 42551
• 6 + 42551
• 43151

Add the numerators and place the sum over the common denominator.

Simplify

• 43151
• 8 2351
1. ### Reduce fraction to its lowest terms

The greatest common divisor of 431 and 51 is 1, the fraction 43151 cannot be further simplified or reduced to lowest terms

2. ### Convert improper fraction 43151 to mixed number

• 43151
• 8 2351

431 divided by 51 is 8 with a remainder of 23