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Add 40/50 and 60/56

1st number: 40/50, 2nd number: 1 4/56

40/50 + 60/56 is 131/70.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 50 and 56 is 1400
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 50 × 28 = 1400,
    40/50 = 40 × 28/50 × 28 = 1120/1400
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 25 = 1400,
    60/56 = 60 × 25/56 × 25 = 1500/1400
  4. Add the two fractions:
    1120/1400 + 1500/1400 = 1120 + 1500/1400 = 2620/1400
  5. 2620/1400 simplified gives 131/70
  6. So, 40/50 + 60/56 = 131/70
    In mixed form: 161/70

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