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Add 25/30 and 50/40

1st number: 25/30, 2nd number: 1 10/40

25/30 + 50/40 is 25/12.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 30 and 40 is 120
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 30 × 4 = 120,
    25/30 = 25 × 4/30 × 4 = 100/120
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 3 = 120,
    50/40 = 50 × 3/40 × 3 = 150/120
  4. Add the two fractions:
    100/120 + 150/120 = 100 + 150/120 = 250/120
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 25/12
  6. In mixed form: 21/12

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