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Add 15/8 and 40/50

1st number: 1 7/8, 2nd number: 40/50

15/8 + 40/50 is 107/40.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 50 is 200
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 25 = 200,
    15/8 = 15 × 25/8 × 25 = 375/200
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 4 = 200,
    40/50 = 40 × 4/50 × 4 = 160/200
  4. Add the two fractions:
    375/200 + 160/200 = 375 + 160/200 = 535/200
  5. 535/200 simplified gives 107/40
  6. So, 15/8 + 40/50 = 107/40
    In mixed form: 227/40

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