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Add 40/6 and 2/40

1st number: 6 4/6, 2nd number: 2/40

40/6 + 2/40 is 403/60.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 40 is 120
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 20 = 120,
    40/6 = 40 × 20/6 × 20 = 800/120
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 3 = 120,
    2/40 = 2 × 3/40 × 3 = 6/120
  4. Add the two fractions:
    800/120 + 6/120 = 800 + 6/120 = 806/120
  5. 806/120 simplified gives 403/60
  6. So, 40/6 + 2/40 = 403/60
    In mixed form: 643/60

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