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Add 40/8 and 42/80

1st number: 5 0/8, 2nd number: 42/80

40/8 + 42/80 is 221/40.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 80 is 80
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 10 = 80,
    40/8 = 40 × 10/8 × 10 = 400/80
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 80 × 1 = 80,
    42/80 = 42 × 1/80 × 1 = 42/80
  4. Add the two fractions:
    400/80 + 42/80 = 400 + 42/80 = 442/80
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 221/40
  6. In mixed form: 521/40

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