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Add 16/40 and 20/24

16/40 + 20/24 is 37/30.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 40 and 24 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 24 × 5 = 120,
    20/24 = 20 × 5/24 × 5 = 100/120
  4. Add the two fractions:
    48/120 + 100/120 = 48 + 100/120 = 148/120
  5. 148/120 simplified gives 37/30
  6. So, 16/40 + 20/24 = 37/30
    In mixed form: 17/30

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