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Add 2/21 and 8/40

2/21 + 8/40 is 31/105.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 21 and 40 is 840
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 21 × 40 = 840,
    2/21 = 2 × 40/21 × 40 = 80/840
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 21 = 840,
    8/40 = 8 × 21/40 × 21 = 168/840
  4. Add the two fractions:
    80/840 + 168/840 = 80 + 168/840 = 248/840
  5. 248/840 simplified gives 31/105
  6. So, 2/21 + 8/40 = 31/105

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