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Add 1/2 and 40/21

1st number: 1/2, 2nd number: 1 19/21

1/2 + 40/21 is 101/42.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 21 is 42
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 21 = 42,
    1/2 = 1 × 21/2 × 21 = 21/42
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 21 × 2 = 42,
    40/21 = 40 × 2/21 × 2 = 80/42
  4. Add the two fractions:
    21/42 + 80/42 = 21 + 80/42 = 101/42
  5. So, 1/2 + 40/21 = 101/42
    In mixed form: 217/42

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