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Add 40/50 and 21/16

1st number: 40/50, 2nd number: 1 5/16

40/50 + 21/16 is 169/80.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 50 and 16 is 400
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 50 × 8 = 400,
    40/50 = 40 × 8/50 × 8 = 320/400
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 25 = 400,
    21/16 = 21 × 25/16 × 25 = 525/400
  4. Add the two fractions:
    320/400 + 525/400 = 320 + 525/400 = 845/400
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 169/80
  6. In mixed form: 29/80

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