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Add 3/24 and 8/40

3/24 + 8/40 is 13/40.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 24 and 40 is 120
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 24 × 5 = 120,
    3/24 = 3 × 5/24 × 5 = 15/120
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 3 = 120,
    8/40 = 8 × 3/40 × 3 = 24/120
  4. Add the two fractions:
    15/120 + 24/120 = 15 + 24/120 = 39/120
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 13/40

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