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Add 15/40 and 40/50

15/40 + 40/50 is 47/40.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 40 and 50 is 200
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 40 × 5 = 200,
    15/40 = 15 × 5/40 × 5 = 75/200
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 4 = 200,
    40/50 = 40 × 4/50 × 4 = 160/200
  4. Add the two fractions:
    75/200 + 160/200 = 75 + 160/200 = 235/200
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 47/40
  6. In mixed form: 17/40

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