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Add 50/40 and 72/45

1st number: 1 10/40, 2nd number: 1 27/45

50/40 + 72/45 is 57/20.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 40 and 45 is 360
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 40 × 9 = 360,
    50/40 = 50 × 9/40 × 9 = 450/360
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 45 × 8 = 360,
    72/45 = 72 × 8/45 × 8 = 576/360
  4. Add the two fractions:
    450/360 + 576/360 = 450 + 576/360 = 1026/360
  5. 1026/360 simplified gives 57/20
  6. So, 50/40 + 72/45 = 57/20
    In mixed form: 217/20

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