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Add 40/24 and 42/45

1st number: 1 16/24, 2nd number: 42/45

40/24 + 42/45 is 13/5.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 24 and 45 is 360
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 24 × 15 = 360,
    40/24 = 40 × 15/24 × 15 = 600/360
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 45 × 8 = 360,
    42/45 = 42 × 8/45 × 8 = 336/360
  4. Add the two fractions:
    600/360 + 336/360 = 600 + 336/360 = 936/360
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 13/5
  6. In mixed form: 23/5

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