Answers

Solutions by everydaycalculation.com

Everydaycalculation.com » Answers » Add fractions

Add 3/24 and 15/5

1st number: 3/24, 2nd number: 3 0/5

3/24 + 15/5 is 25/8.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 24 and 5 is 120
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 24 × 5 = 120,
    3/24 = 3 × 5/24 × 5 = 15/120
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 5 × 24 = 120,
    15/5 = 15 × 24/5 × 24 = 360/120
  4. Add the two fractions:
    15/120 + 360/120 = 15 + 360/120 = 375/120
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 25/8
  6. In mixed form: 31/8

MathStep (Works offline)

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

Related:

© everydaycalculation.com