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Add 21/2 and 2/40

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

21/2 + 2/40 is 211/20.

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,
    2/40 = 2 × 1/40 × 1 = 2/40
  4. Add the two fractions:
    420/40 + 2/40 = 420 + 2/40 = 422/40
  5. 422/40 simplified gives 211/20
  6. So, 21/2 + 2/40 = 211/20
    In mixed form: 1011/20

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