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Add 42/6 and 7/40

1st number: 7 0/6, 2nd number: 7/40

42/6 + 7/40 is 287/40.

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,
    42/6 = 42 × 20/6 × 20 = 840/120
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 3 = 120,
    7/40 = 7 × 3/40 × 3 = 21/120
  4. Add the two fractions:
    840/120 + 21/120 = 840 + 21/120 = 861/120
  5. 861/120 simplified gives 287/40
  6. So, 42/6 + 7/40 = 287/40
    In mixed form: 77/40

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