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Add 16/5 and 40/24

1st number: 3 1/5, 2nd number: 1 16/24

16/5 + 40/24 is 73/15.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 24 is 120
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 24 = 120,
    16/5 = 16 × 24/5 × 24 = 384/120
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 24 × 5 = 120,
    40/24 = 40 × 5/24 × 5 = 200/120
  4. Add the two fractions:
    384/120 + 200/120 = 384 + 200/120 = 584/120
  5. 584/120 simplified gives 73/15
  6. So, 16/5 + 40/24 = 73/15
    In mixed form: 413/15

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