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Add 18/40 and 16/30

18/40 + 16/30 is 59/60.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 40 and 30 is 120
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 40 × 3 = 120,
    18/40 = 18 × 3/40 × 3 = 54/120
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 30 × 4 = 120,
    16/30 = 16 × 4/30 × 4 = 64/120
  4. Add the two fractions:
    54/120 + 64/120 = 54 + 64/120 = 118/120
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 59/60

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