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Add 15/40 and 7/18

15/40 + 7/18 is 55/72.

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,
    7/18 = 7 × 20/18 × 20 = 140/360
  4. Add the two fractions:
    135/360 + 140/360 = 135 + 140/360 = 275/360
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 55/72

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