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Add 45/3 and 40/12

1st number: 15 0/3, 2nd number: 3 4/12

45/3 + 40/12 is 55/3.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 12 is 12
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 4 = 12,
    45/3 = 45 × 4/3 × 4 = 180/12
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 12 × 1 = 12,
    40/12 = 40 × 1/12 × 1 = 40/12
  4. Add the two fractions:
    180/12 + 40/12 = 180 + 40/12 = 220/12
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 55/3
  6. In mixed form: 181/3

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