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Add 36/24 and 42/40

1st number: 1 12/24, 2nd number: 1 2/40

36/24 + 42/40 is 51/20.

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,
    36/24 = 36 × 5/24 × 5 = 180/120
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 3 = 120,
    42/40 = 42 × 3/40 × 3 = 126/120
  4. Add the two fractions:
    180/120 + 126/120 = 180 + 126/120 = 306/120
  5. 306/120 simplified gives 51/20
  6. So, 36/24 + 42/40 = 51/20
    In mixed form: 211/20

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