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Add 40/20 and 21/16

1st number: 2 0/20, 2nd number: 1 5/16

40/20 + 21/16 is 53/16.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 20 and 16 is 80
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 20 × 4 = 80,
    40/20 = 40 × 4/20 × 4 = 160/80
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 5 = 80,
    21/16 = 21 × 5/16 × 5 = 105/80
  4. Add the two fractions:
    160/80 + 105/80 = 160 + 105/80 = 265/80
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 53/16
  6. In mixed form: 35/16

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