Answers

Solutions by everydaycalculation.com

Everydaycalculation.com » Answers » Add fractions

Add 1/6 and 12/40

1/6 + 12/40 is 7/15.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 40 is 120
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 20 = 120,
    1/6 = 1 × 20/6 × 20 = 20/120
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 3 = 120,
    12/40 = 12 × 3/40 × 3 = 36/120
  4. Add the two fractions:
    20/120 + 36/120 = 20 + 36/120 = 56/120
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 7/15

Related:

Use fraction calculator with our all-in-one calculator app: Download for Android, Download for iOS

© everydaycalculation.com