Answers

Solutions by everydaycalculation.com

Answers.everydaycalculation.com » Add fractions

Add 60/12 and 3/42

1st number: 5 0/12, 2nd number: 3/42

60/12 + 3/42 is 71/14.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 42 is 84
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 7 = 84,
    60/12 = 60 × 7/12 × 7 = 420/84
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 42 × 2 = 84,
    3/42 = 3 × 2/42 × 2 = 6/84
  4. Add the two fractions:
    420/84 + 6/84 = 420 + 6/84 = 426/84
  5. 426/84 simplified gives 71/14
  6. So, 60/12 + 3/42 = 71/14
    In mixed form: 51/14

MathStep (Works offline)

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

Related:

© everydaycalculation.com