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Add 5/20 and 40/50

5/20 + 40/50 is 21/20.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 20 and 50 is 100
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 20 × 5 = 100,
    5/20 = 5 × 5/20 × 5 = 25/100
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 2 = 100,
    40/50 = 40 × 2/50 × 2 = 80/100
  4. Add the two fractions:
    25/100 + 80/100 = 25 + 80/100 = 105/100
  5. 105/100 simplified gives 21/20
  6. So, 5/20 + 40/50 = 21/20
    In mixed form: 11/20

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