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Add 4/9 and 5/40

4/9 + 5/40 is 41/72.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 9 and 40 is 360
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 9 × 40 = 360,
    4/9 = 4 × 40/9 × 40 = 160/360
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 9 = 360,
    5/40 = 5 × 9/40 × 9 = 45/360
  4. Add the two fractions:
    160/360 + 45/360 = 160 + 45/360 = 205/360
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 41/72

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