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Add 5/40 and 2/12

5/40 + 2/12 is 7/24.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 40 and 12 is 120
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 40 × 3 = 120,
    5/40 = 5 × 3/40 × 3 = 15/120
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 12 × 10 = 120,
    2/12 = 2 × 10/12 × 10 = 20/120
  4. Add the two fractions:
    15/120 + 20/120 = 15 + 20/120 = 35/120
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 7/24

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