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Add 7/2 and 75/40

1st number: 3 1/2, 2nd number: 1 35/40

7/2 + 75/40 is 43/8.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 40 is 40
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 20 = 40,
    7/2 = 7 × 20/2 × 20 = 140/40
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 1 = 40,
    75/40 = 75 × 1/40 × 1 = 75/40
  4. Add the two fractions:
    140/40 + 75/40 = 140 + 75/40 = 215/40
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 43/8
  6. In mixed form: 53/8

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