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Add 27/50 and 20/40

27/50 + 20/40 is 26/25.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 50 and 40 is 200
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 50 × 4 = 200,
    27/50 = 27 × 4/50 × 4 = 108/200
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 5 = 200,
    20/40 = 20 × 5/40 × 5 = 100/200
  4. Add the two fractions:
    108/200 + 100/200 = 108 + 100/200 = 208/200
  5. 208/200 simplified gives 26/25
  6. So, 27/50 + 20/40 = 26/25
    In mixed form: 11/25

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