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Add 35/56 and 40/50

35/56 + 40/50 is 57/40.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 56 and 50 is 1400
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 56 × 25 = 1400,
    35/56 = 35 × 25/56 × 25 = 875/1400
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 28 = 1400,
    40/50 = 40 × 28/50 × 28 = 1120/1400
  4. Add the two fractions:
    875/1400 + 1120/1400 = 875 + 1120/1400 = 1995/1400
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 57/40
  6. In mixed form: 117/40

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