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Add 4/14 and 5/40

4/14 + 5/40 is 23/56.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 14 and 40 is 280
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 14 × 20 = 280,
    4/14 = 4 × 20/14 × 20 = 80/280
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 7 = 280,
    5/40 = 5 × 7/40 × 7 = 35/280
  4. Add the two fractions:
    80/280 + 35/280 = 80 + 35/280 = 115/280
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 23/56

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