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Add 45/40 and 5/18

1st number: 1 5/40, 2nd number: 5/18

45/40 + 5/18 is 101/72.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 40 and 18 is 360
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 40 × 9 = 360,
    45/40 = 45 × 9/40 × 9 = 405/360
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 20 = 360,
    5/18 = 5 × 20/18 × 20 = 100/360
  4. Add the two fractions:
    405/360 + 100/360 = 405 + 100/360 = 505/360
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 101/72
  6. In mixed form: 129/72

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