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Add 15/16 and 40/50

15/16 + 40/50 is 139/80.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 16 and 50 is 400
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 16 × 25 = 400,
    15/16 = 15 × 25/16 × 25 = 375/400
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 8 = 400,
    40/50 = 40 × 8/50 × 8 = 320/400
  4. Add the two fractions:
    375/400 + 320/400 = 375 + 320/400 = 695/400
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 139/80
  6. In mixed form: 159/80

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