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Add 84/6 and 15/40

1st number: 14 0/6, 2nd number: 15/40

84/6 + 15/40 is 115/8.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 40 is 120
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 20 = 120,
    84/6 = 84 × 20/6 × 20 = 1680/120
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 3 = 120,
    15/40 = 15 × 3/40 × 3 = 45/120
  4. Add the two fractions:
    1680/120 + 45/120 = 1680 + 45/120 = 1725/120
  5. 1725/120 simplified gives 115/8
  6. So, 84/6 + 15/40 = 115/8
    In mixed form: 143/8

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