Answers

Solutions by everydaycalculation.com

Answers.everydaycalculation.com » Add fractions

Add 40/4 and 4/7

1st number: 10 0/4, 2nd number: 4/7

40/4 + 4/7 is 74/7.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 7 is 28
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 7 = 28,
    40/4 = 40 × 7/4 × 7 = 280/28
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 4 = 28,
    4/7 = 4 × 4/7 × 4 = 16/28
  4. Add the two fractions:
    280/28 + 16/28 = 280 + 16/28 = 296/28
  5. 296/28 simplified gives 74/7
  6. So, 40/4 + 4/7 = 74/7
    In mixed form: 104/7

MathStep (Works offline)

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

Related:

© everydaycalculation.com