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Add 12/6 and 5/40

1st number: 2 0/6, 2nd number: 5/40

12/6 + 5/40 is 17/8.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 40 is 120
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 20 = 120,
    12/6 = 12 × 20/6 × 20 = 240/120
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 3 = 120,
    5/40 = 5 × 3/40 × 3 = 15/120
  4. Add the two fractions:
    240/120 + 15/120 = 240 + 15/120 = 255/120
  5. 255/120 simplified gives 17/8
  6. So, 12/6 + 5/40 = 17/8
    In mixed form: 21/8

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