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Add 42/5 and 40/50

1st number: 8 2/5, 2nd number: 40/50

42/5 + 40/50 is 46/5.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 50 is 50
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 10 = 50,
    42/5 = 42 × 10/5 × 10 = 420/50
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 1 = 50,
    40/50 = 40 × 1/50 × 1 = 40/50
  4. Add the two fractions:
    420/50 + 40/50 = 420 + 40/50 = 460/50
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 46/5
  6. In mixed form: 91/5

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