Answers

Solutions by everydaycalculation.com

Answers.everydaycalculation.com » Add fractions

Add 48/40 and 1/9

1st number: 1 8/40, 2nd number: 1/9

48/40 + 1/9 is 59/45.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 40 and 9 is 360
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 40 × 9 = 360,
    48/40 = 48 × 9/40 × 9 = 432/360
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 40 = 360,
    1/9 = 1 × 40/9 × 40 = 40/360
  4. Add the two fractions:
    432/360 + 40/360 = 432 + 40/360 = 472/360
  5. 472/360 simplified gives 59/45
  6. So, 48/40 + 1/9 = 59/45
    In mixed form: 114/45

MathStep (Works offline)

Download our mobile app and learn to work with fractions in your own time:
Android and iPhone/ iPad

Related:

© everydaycalculation.com