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Add 3/5 and 40/7

1st number: 3/5, 2nd number: 5 5/7

3/5 + 40/7 is 221/35.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 7 is 35
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 7 = 35,
    3/5 = 3 × 7/5 × 7 = 21/35
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 5 = 35,
    40/7 = 40 × 5/7 × 5 = 200/35
  4. Add the two fractions:
    21/35 + 200/35 = 21 + 200/35 = 221/35
  5. In mixed form: 611/35

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