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Add 4/18 and 5/40

4/18 + 5/40 is 25/72.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 18 and 40 is 360
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 18 × 20 = 360,
    4/18 = 4 × 20/18 × 20 = 80/360
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 9 = 360,
    5/40 = 5 × 9/40 × 9 = 45/360
  4. Add the two fractions:
    80/360 + 45/360 = 80 + 45/360 = 125/360
  5. 125/360 simplified gives 25/72
  6. So, 4/18 + 5/40 = 25/72

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