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Add 40/8 and 1/7

1st number: 5 0/8, 2nd number: 1/7

40/8 + 1/7 is 36/7.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 7 is 56
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 7 = 56,
    40/8 = 40 × 7/8 × 7 = 280/56
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 8 = 56,
    1/7 = 1 × 8/7 × 8 = 8/56
  4. Add the two fractions:
    280/56 + 8/56 = 280 + 8/56 = 288/56
  5. 288/56 simplified gives 36/7
  6. So, 40/8 + 1/7 = 36/7
    In mixed form: 51/7

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