Answers

Solutions by everydaycalculation.com

Everydaycalculation.com » Answers » Add fractions

Add 2/6 and 40/42

2/6 + 40/42 is 9/7.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 42 is 42
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 7 = 42,
    2/6 = 2 × 7/6 × 7 = 14/42
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 42 × 1 = 42,
    40/42 = 40 × 1/42 × 1 = 40/42
  4. Add the two fractions:
    14/42 + 40/42 = 14 + 40/42 = 54/42
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 9/7
  6. In mixed form: 12/7

Related:

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

© everydaycalculation.com