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Add 10/40 and 20/56

10/40 + 20/56 is 17/28.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 40 and 56 is 280
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 40 × 7 = 280,
    10/40 = 10 × 7/40 × 7 = 70/280
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 5 = 280,
    20/56 = 20 × 5/56 × 5 = 100/280
  4. Add the two fractions:
    70/280 + 100/280 = 70 + 100/280 = 170/280
  5. 170/280 simplified gives 17/28
  6. So, 10/40 + 20/56 = 17/28

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