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Add 21/2 and 10/40

1st number: 10 1/2, 2nd number: 10/40

21/2 + 10/40 is 43/4.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 40 is 40
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 20 = 40,
    21/2 = 21 × 20/2 × 20 = 420/40
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 1 = 40,
    10/40 = 10 × 1/40 × 1 = 10/40
  4. Add the two fractions:
    420/40 + 10/40 = 420 + 10/40 = 430/40
  5. 430/40 simplified gives 43/4
  6. So, 21/2 + 10/40 = 43/4
    In mixed form: 103/4

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