Answers

Solutions by everydaycalculation.com

Answers.everydaycalculation.com » Add fractions

Add 40/42 and 54/96

40/42 + 54/96 is 509/336.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 96 is 672
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 16 = 672,
    40/42 = 40 × 16/42 × 16 = 640/672
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 96 × 7 = 672,
    54/96 = 54 × 7/96 × 7 = 378/672
  4. Add the two fractions:
    640/672 + 378/672 = 640 + 378/672 = 1018/672
  5. 1018/672 simplified gives 509/336
  6. So, 40/42 + 54/96 = 509/336
    In mixed form: 1173/336

MathStep (Works offline)

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

Related:

© everydaycalculation.com