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Add 12/5 and 40/6

1st number: 2 2/5, 2nd number: 6 4/6

12/5 + 40/6 is 136/15.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 6 is 30
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 6 = 30,
    12/5 = 12 × 6/5 × 6 = 72/30
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 6 × 5 = 30,
    40/6 = 40 × 5/6 × 5 = 200/30
  4. Add the two fractions:
    72/30 + 200/30 = 72 + 200/30 = 272/30
  5. 272/30 simplified gives 136/15
  6. So, 12/5 + 40/6 = 136/15
    In mixed form: 91/15

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