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Add 40/24 and 42/40

1st number: 1 16/24, 2nd number: 1 2/40

40/24 + 42/40 is 163/60.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 24 and 40 is 120
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 24 × 5 = 120,
    40/24 = 40 × 5/24 × 5 = 200/120
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 3 = 120,
    42/40 = 42 × 3/40 × 3 = 126/120
  4. Add the two fractions:
    200/120 + 126/120 = 200 + 126/120 = 326/120
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 163/60
  6. In mixed form: 243/60

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