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Add 5/14 and 72/40

1st number: 5/14, 2nd number: 1 32/40

5/14 + 72/40 is 151/70.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 14 and 40 is 280
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 14 × 20 = 280,
    5/14 = 5 × 20/14 × 20 = 100/280
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 7 = 280,
    72/40 = 72 × 7/40 × 7 = 504/280
  4. Add the two fractions:
    100/280 + 504/280 = 100 + 504/280 = 604/280
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 151/70
  6. In mixed form: 211/70

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