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Add 40/50 and 3/16

40/50 + 3/16 is 79/80.

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,
    3/16 = 3 × 25/16 × 25 = 75/400
  4. Add the two fractions:
    320/400 + 75/400 = 320 + 75/400 = 395/400
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 79/80

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