Answers

Solutions by everydaycalculation.com

Everydaycalculation.com » Answers » Add fractions

Add 36/42 and 4/27

36/42 + 4/27 is 190/189.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 27 is 378
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 9 = 378,
    36/42 = 36 × 9/42 × 9 = 324/378
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 27 × 14 = 378,
    4/27 = 4 × 14/27 × 14 = 56/378
  4. Add the two fractions:
    324/378 + 56/378 = 324 + 56/378 = 380/378
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 190/189
  6. In mixed form: 11/189

MathStep (Works offline)

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

Related:

© everydaycalculation.com