# Find Fraction to be added to make Whole Number

Which fraction should be added to the sum of 23/4, 24/5 and 59/8 to make the result a whole number?

- 1/40
- 3/40
- 1/10
- 1/20

**Answer: (2) 3/40**

**Explanation:-
**The sum of 23/4, 24/5 and 59/8 = 23/4 + 24/5 + 59/8

= (23 x 10 + 24 x 8 + 59 x 5)/40

= (230 + 192 + 295)/40

= 717/40 = 17 + 37/40

Let the added X to make whole number.

**Then, 37/40 + X = 1**

(37 + 40X )/40 = 1

37 + 40 X = 40

40X = 40 – 37

X = 3/40

Hence, the answer is (2) 3/40.