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Add 24/42 and 42/40

1st number: 24/42, 2nd number: 1 2/40

24/42 + 42/40 is 227/140.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 40 is 840
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 20 = 840,
    24/42 = 24 × 20/42 × 20 = 480/840
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 21 = 840,
    42/40 = 42 × 21/40 × 21 = 882/840
  4. Add the two fractions:
    480/840 + 882/840 = 480 + 882/840 = 1362/840
  5. 1362/840 simplified gives 227/140
  6. So, 24/42 + 42/40 = 227/140
    In mixed form: 187/140

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