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Add 36/40 and 45/28

1st number: 36/40, 2nd number: 1 17/28

36/40 + 45/28 is 351/140.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 40 and 28 is 280
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 40 × 7 = 280,
    36/40 = 36 × 7/40 × 7 = 252/280
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 28 × 10 = 280,
    45/28 = 45 × 10/28 × 10 = 450/280
  4. Add the two fractions:
    252/280 + 450/280 = 252 + 450/280 = 702/280
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 351/140
  6. In mixed form: 271/140

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