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Add 45/40 and 12/98

1st number: 1 5/40, 2nd number: 12/98

45/40 + 12/98 is 489/392.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 40 and 98 is 1960
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 40 × 49 = 1960,
    45/40 = 45 × 49/40 × 49 = 2205/1960
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 98 × 20 = 1960,
    12/98 = 12 × 20/98 × 20 = 240/1960
  4. Add the two fractions:
    2205/1960 + 240/1960 = 2205 + 240/1960 = 2445/1960
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 489/392
  6. In mixed form: 197/392

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