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Add 48/14 and 42/40

1st number: 3 6/14, 2nd number: 1 2/40

48/14 + 42/40 is 627/140.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 14 and 40 is 280
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 14 × 20 = 280,
    48/14 = 48 × 20/14 × 20 = 960/280
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 7 = 280,
    42/40 = 42 × 7/40 × 7 = 294/280
  4. Add the two fractions:
    960/280 + 294/280 = 960 + 294/280 = 1254/280
  5. 1254/280 simplified gives 627/140
  6. So, 48/14 + 42/40 = 627/140
    In mixed form: 467/140

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