# What is 2/5 + 1/4? getcalc.com's two fractions addition calculator is an online basic math function tool to find what's the equivalent fraction for sum of two fractional numbers with different, unequal or unlike denominators 2/5 and 1/4.

2/5 + 1/4 = 13/20 in fraction form

2/5 + 1/4 = 0.65 in decimal form
This calculator, formula, step by step calculation and associated information for adding 2/5 & 1/4 may help students, teachers, parents or professionals to learn, teach, practice or verify such two fractions addition calculations efficiently.

## How to Find Equivalent Fraction for 2/5+1/4?

The below workout with step by step calculation shows how to find the equivalent fraction between 2/5 and 1/4 by adding two fractions with different, unequal or unlike denominators. The sum in fraction form for 2/5 plus 1/4 can be obtained by using anyone of the two methods below.
1. LCM method
2. Cross multiplication method.

Problem & Workout - LCM Method
What is 2/5 plus 1/4 as a fraction by addition using LCM method?

step 1 Address formula, input parameters & values.
Input parameters & values:
2/5 & 1/4
2/5+1/4 = ?

step 2 For unequal denominators, find the LCM (least common multiple) for both denominators
The LCM for 5 and 4 is 20.

step 3 To have the common denominator, multiply the LCM with both numerator & denominator
=(2 x 20)/(5 x 20)+(1 x 20)/(4 x 20)
=8/20+5/20
=(8 + 5)/20

step 4 Add both numerator and rewrite it in a single form.
=13/20
2/5+1/4=13/20

By using LCM method, 13/20 is the equivalent fraction by adding 2/5 and 1/4.

Problem & Workout - Cross Multiplication Method
step 1 Address formula, input parameters & values.
Input parameters & values:
2/5 & 1/4
2/5 + 1/4 = ?

step 2 Cross multiply both numerator & denominator, multiply both denominators and rewrite as below
= (2 x 4) + (1 x 5)/(5 x 4)

step 3 Simplify & rewrite the fraction
= (8 + 5)/20
2/5+1/4 = 13/20
By using cross multiplication method, 13/20 is the addition between two fractions 2/5 and 1/4. 