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Add 18/56 and 6/40

18/56 + 6/40 is 33/70.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 56 and 40 is 280
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 56 × 5 = 280,
    18/56 = 18 × 5/56 × 5 = 90/280
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 7 = 280,
    6/40 = 6 × 7/40 × 7 = 42/280
  4. Add the two fractions:
    90/280 + 42/280 = 90 + 42/280 = 132/280
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 33/70

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