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Add 1/40 and 49/9

1st number: 1/40, 2nd number: 5 4/9

1/40 + 49/9 is 1969/360.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 40 and 9 is 360
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 40 × 9 = 360,
    1/40 = 1 × 9/40 × 9 = 9/360
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 40 = 360,
    49/9 = 49 × 40/9 × 40 = 1960/360
  4. Add the two fractions:
    9/360 + 1960/360 = 9 + 1960/360 = 1969/360
  5. In mixed form: 5169/360

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