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Add 5/2 and 40/50

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

5/2 + 40/50 is 33/10.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 50 is 50
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 25 = 50,
    5/2 = 5 × 25/2 × 25 = 125/50
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 1 = 50,
    40/50 = 40 × 1/50 × 1 = 40/50
  4. Add the two fractions:
    125/50 + 40/50 = 125 + 40/50 = 165/50
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 33/10
  6. In mixed form: 33/10

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