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Add 5/2 and 50/40

1st number: 2 1/2, 2nd number: 1 10/40

5/2 + 50/40 is 15/4.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 40 is 40
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 20 = 40,
    5/2 = 5 × 20/2 × 20 = 100/40
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 1 = 40,
    50/40 = 50 × 1/40 × 1 = 50/40
  4. Add the two fractions:
    100/40 + 50/40 = 100 + 50/40 = 150/40
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 15/4
  6. In mixed form: 33/4

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