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Add 15/40 and 35/18

1st number: 15/40, 2nd number: 1 17/18

15/40 + 35/18 is 167/72.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 40 and 18 is 360
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 40 × 9 = 360,
    15/40 = 15 × 9/40 × 9 = 135/360
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 20 = 360,
    35/18 = 35 × 20/18 × 20 = 700/360
  4. Add the two fractions:
    135/360 + 700/360 = 135 + 700/360 = 835/360
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 167/72
  6. In mixed form: 223/72

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