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Add 40/50 and 21/32

40/50 + 21/32 is 233/160.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 50 and 32 is 800
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 50 × 16 = 800,
    40/50 = 40 × 16/50 × 16 = 640/800
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 32 × 25 = 800,
    21/32 = 21 × 25/32 × 25 = 525/800
  4. Add the two fractions:
    640/800 + 525/800 = 640 + 525/800 = 1165/800
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 233/160
  6. In mixed form: 173/160

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