Answers

Solutions by everydaycalculation.com

Everydaycalculation.com » Answers » Add fractions

Add 15/8 and 56/10

1st number: 1 7/8, 2nd number: 5 6/10

15/8 + 56/10 is 299/40.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 10 is 40
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 5 = 40,
    15/8 = 15 × 5/8 × 5 = 75/40
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 10 × 4 = 40,
    56/10 = 56 × 4/10 × 4 = 224/40
  4. Add the two fractions:
    75/40 + 224/40 = 75 + 224/40 = 299/40
  5. In mixed form: 719/40

Related:

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

© everydaycalculation.com