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Add 25/40 and 20/56

25/40 + 20/56 is 55/56.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 40 and 56 is 280
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 40 × 7 = 280,
    25/40 = 25 × 7/40 × 7 = 175/280
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 5 = 280,
    20/56 = 20 × 5/56 × 5 = 100/280
  4. Add the two fractions:
    175/280 + 100/280 = 175 + 100/280 = 275/280
  5. 275/280 simplified gives 55/56
  6. So, 25/40 + 20/56 = 55/56

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