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Add 1/3 and 12/40

1/3 + 12/40 is 19/30.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 40 is 120
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 40 = 120,
    1/3 = 1 × 40/3 × 40 = 40/120
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 3 = 120,
    12/40 = 12 × 3/40 × 3 = 36/120
  4. Add the two fractions:
    40/120 + 36/120 = 40 + 36/120 = 76/120
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 19/30

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