Answers

Solutions by everydaycalculation.com

Everydaycalculation.com » Answers » Add fractions

Add 16/4 and 42/6

1st number: 4 0/4, 2nd number: 7 0/6

16/4 + 42/6 is 11/1.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 6 is 12
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 3 = 12,
    16/4 = 16 × 3/4 × 3 = 48/12
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 6 × 2 = 12,
    42/6 = 42 × 2/6 × 2 = 84/12
  4. Add the two fractions:
    48/12 + 84/12 = 48 + 84/12 = 132/12
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 11/1

MathStep (Works offline)

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

Related:

© everydaycalculation.com