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Add 40/30 and 18/24

1st number: 1 10/30, 2nd number: 18/24

40/30 + 18/24 is 25/12.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 30 and 24 is 120
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 30 × 4 = 120,
    40/30 = 40 × 4/30 × 4 = 160/120
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 24 × 5 = 120,
    18/24 = 18 × 5/24 × 5 = 90/120
  4. Add the two fractions:
    160/120 + 90/120 = 160 + 90/120 = 250/120
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 25/12
  6. In mixed form: 21/12

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