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Add 5/2 and 40/70

1st number: 2 1/2, 2nd number: 40/70

5/2 + 40/70 is 43/14.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 70 is 70
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 35 = 70,
    5/2 = 5 × 35/2 × 35 = 175/70
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 70 × 1 = 70,
    40/70 = 40 × 1/70 × 1 = 40/70
  4. Add the two fractions:
    175/70 + 40/70 = 175 + 40/70 = 215/70
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 43/14
  6. In mixed form: 31/14

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