Answers

Solutions by everydaycalculation.com

Everydaycalculation.com » Answers » Add fractions

Add 72/50 and 10/42

1st number: 1 22/50, 2nd number: 10/42

72/50 + 10/42 is 881/525.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 50 and 42 is 1050
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 50 × 21 = 1050,
    72/50 = 72 × 21/50 × 21 = 1512/1050
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 42 × 25 = 1050,
    10/42 = 10 × 25/42 × 25 = 250/1050
  4. Add the two fractions:
    1512/1050 + 250/1050 = 1512 + 250/1050 = 1762/1050
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 881/525
  6. In mixed form: 1356/525

MathStep (Works offline)

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

Related:

© everydaycalculation.com