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Add 40/75 and 42/15

1st number: 40/75, 2nd number: 2 12/15

40/75 + 42/15 is 10/3.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 75 and 15 is 75
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 75 × 1 = 75,
    40/75 = 40 × 1/75 × 1 = 40/75
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 15 × 5 = 75,
    42/15 = 42 × 5/15 × 5 = 210/75
  4. Add the two fractions:
    40/75 + 210/75 = 40 + 210/75 = 250/75
  5. 250/75 simplified gives 10/3
  6. So, 40/75 + 42/15 = 10/3
    In mixed form: 31/3

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