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Add 45/40 and 40/50

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

45/40 + 40/50 is 77/40.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 40 and 50 is 200
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 40 × 5 = 200,
    45/40 = 45 × 5/40 × 5 = 225/200
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 4 = 200,
    40/50 = 40 × 4/50 × 4 = 160/200
  4. Add the two fractions:
    225/200 + 160/200 = 225 + 160/200 = 385/200
  5. 385/200 simplified gives 77/40
  6. So, 45/40 + 40/50 = 77/40
    In mixed form: 137/40

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