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Add 36/12 and 15/40

1st number: 3 0/12, 2nd number: 15/40

36/12 + 15/40 is 27/8.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 40 is 120
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 10 = 120,
    36/12 = 36 × 10/12 × 10 = 360/120
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 3 = 120,
    15/40 = 15 × 3/40 × 3 = 45/120
  4. Add the two fractions:
    360/120 + 45/120 = 360 + 45/120 = 405/120
  5. 405/120 simplified gives 27/8
  6. So, 36/12 + 15/40 = 27/8
    In mixed form: 33/8

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