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Add 45/42 and 40/7

1st number: 1 3/42, 2nd number: 5 5/7

45/42 + 40/7 is 95/14.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 7 is 42
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 1 = 42,
    45/42 = 45 × 1/42 × 1 = 45/42
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 6 = 42,
    40/7 = 40 × 6/7 × 6 = 240/42
  4. Add the two fractions:
    45/42 + 240/42 = 45 + 240/42 = 285/42
  5. 285/42 simplified gives 95/14
  6. So, 45/42 + 40/7 = 95/14
    In mixed form: 611/14

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