Answers

Solutions by everydaycalculation.com

Everydaycalculation.com » Answers » Add fractions

Add 5/15 and 35/40

5/15 + 35/40 is 29/24.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 15 and 40 is 120
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 15 × 8 = 120,
    5/15 = 5 × 8/15 × 8 = 40/120
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 3 = 120,
    35/40 = 35 × 3/40 × 3 = 105/120
  4. Add the two fractions:
    40/120 + 105/120 = 40 + 105/120 = 145/120
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 29/24
  6. In mixed form: 15/24

Related:

Use fraction calculator with our all-in-one calculator app: Download for Android, Download for iOS

© everydaycalculation.com