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1^{st} number: 1/8, 2^{nd} number: 1 35/40

18 + 7540 is 21.

- Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:

LCM of 8 and 40 is**40**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 40 - For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 5 = 40,

18 = 1 × 58 × 5 = 540 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 1 = 40,

7540 = 75 × 140 × 1 = 7540 - Add the two like fractions:

540 + 7540 = 5 + 7540 = 8040 - 80/40 simplified gives 21
- So, 1/8 + 75/40 = 2/1

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