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Add 12/40 and 5/27

12/40 + 5/27 is 131/270.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 40 and 27 is 1080
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 40 × 27 = 1080,
    12/40 = 12 × 27/40 × 27 = 324/1080
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 27 × 40 = 1080,
    5/27 = 5 × 40/27 × 40 = 200/1080
  4. Add the two fractions:
    324/1080 + 200/1080 = 324 + 200/1080 = 524/1080
  5. 524/1080 simplified gives 131/270
  6. So, 12/40 + 5/27 = 131/270

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