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Add 18/3 and 40/8

1st number: 6 0/3, 2nd number: 5 0/8

18/3 + 40/8 is 11/1.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 8 is 24
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 8 = 24,
    18/3 = 18 × 8/3 × 8 = 144/24
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 3 = 24,
    40/8 = 40 × 3/8 × 3 = 120/24
  4. Add the two fractions:
    144/24 + 120/24 = 144 + 120/24 = 264/24
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 11/1

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