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Add 40/16 and 18/45

1st number: 2 8/16, 2nd number: 18/45

40/16 + 18/45 is 29/10.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 16 and 45 is 720
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 16 × 45 = 720,
    40/16 = 40 × 45/16 × 45 = 1800/720
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 45 × 16 = 720,
    18/45 = 18 × 16/45 × 16 = 288/720
  4. Add the two fractions:
    1800/720 + 288/720 = 1800 + 288/720 = 2088/720
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 29/10
  6. In mixed form: 29/10

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