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Add 15/40 and 5/36

15/40 + 5/36 is 37/72.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 40 and 36 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 36 × 10 = 360,
    5/36 = 5 × 10/36 × 10 = 50/360
  4. Add the two fractions:
    135/360 + 50/360 = 135 + 50/360 = 185/360
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 37/72

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