Answers

Solutions by everydaycalculation.com

Everydaycalculation.com » Answers » Add fractions

Add 15/14 and 27/40

1st number: 1 1/14, 2nd number: 27/40

15/14 + 27/40 is 489/280.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 14 and 40 is 280
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 14 × 20 = 280,
    15/14 = 15 × 20/14 × 20 = 300/280
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 7 = 280,
    27/40 = 27 × 7/40 × 7 = 189/280
  4. Add the two fractions:
    300/280 + 189/280 = 300 + 189/280 = 489/280
  5. In mixed form: 1209/280

MathStep (Works offline)

Download our mobile app and learn to work with fractions in your own time:
Android and iPhone/ iPad

Related:

© everydaycalculation.com