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Add 40/8 and 18/45

1st number: 5 0/8, 2nd number: 18/45

40/8 + 18/45 is 27/5.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 45 is 360
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 45 = 360,
    40/8 = 40 × 45/8 × 45 = 1800/360
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 45 × 8 = 360,
    18/45 = 18 × 8/45 × 8 = 144/360
  4. Add the two fractions:
    1800/360 + 144/360 = 1800 + 144/360 = 1944/360
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 27/5
  6. In mixed form: 52/5

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