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Add 16/40 and 2/6

16/40 + 2/6 is 11/15.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 40 and 6 is 120
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 40 × 3 = 120,
    16/40 = 16 × 3/40 × 3 = 48/120
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 6 × 20 = 120,
    2/6 = 2 × 20/6 × 20 = 40/120
  4. Add the two fractions:
    48/120 + 40/120 = 48 + 40/120 = 88/120
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 11/15

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