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Add 4/36 and 5/40

4/36 + 5/40 is 17/72.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 36 and 40 is 360
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 36 × 10 = 360,
    4/36 = 4 × 10/36 × 10 = 40/360
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 9 = 360,
    5/40 = 5 × 9/40 × 9 = 45/360
  4. Add the two fractions:
    40/360 + 45/360 = 40 + 45/360 = 85/360
  5. 85/360 simplified gives 17/72
  6. So, 4/36 + 5/40 = 17/72

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