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Add 1/35 and 16/40

1/35 + 16/40 is 3/7.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 35 and 40 is 280
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 35 × 8 = 280,
    1/35 = 1 × 8/35 × 8 = 8/280
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 7 = 280,
    16/40 = 16 × 7/40 × 7 = 112/280
  4. Add the two fractions:
    8/280 + 112/280 = 8 + 112/280 = 120/280
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 3/7

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