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Add 12/40 and 12/8

1st number: 12/40, 2nd number: 1 4/8

12/40 + 12/8 is 9/5.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 40 and 8 is 40
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 40 × 1 = 40,
    12/40 = 12 × 1/40 × 1 = 12/40
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 5 = 40,
    12/8 = 12 × 5/8 × 5 = 60/40
  4. Add the two fractions:
    12/40 + 60/40 = 12 + 60/40 = 72/40
  5. 72/40 simplified gives 9/5
  6. So, 12/40 + 12/8 = 9/5
    In mixed form: 14/5

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