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Add 12/3 and 40/49

1st number: 4 0/3, 2nd number: 40/49

12/3 + 40/49 is 236/49.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 49 is 147
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 49 = 147,
    12/3 = 12 × 49/3 × 49 = 588/147
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 49 × 3 = 147,
    40/49 = 40 × 3/49 × 3 = 120/147
  4. Add the two fractions:
    588/147 + 120/147 = 588 + 120/147 = 708/147
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 236/49
  6. In mixed form: 440/49

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