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Add 36/40 and 42/4

1st number: 36/40, 2nd number: 10 2/4

36/40 + 42/4 is 57/5.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 40 and 4 is 40
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 40 × 1 = 40,
    36/40 = 36 × 1/40 × 1 = 36/40
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 4 × 10 = 40,
    42/4 = 42 × 10/4 × 10 = 420/40
  4. Add the two fractions:
    36/40 + 420/40 = 36 + 420/40 = 456/40
  5. 456/40 simplified gives 57/5
  6. So, 36/40 + 42/4 = 57/5
    In mixed form: 112/5

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