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Add 5/40 and 2/36

5/40 + 2/36 is 13/72.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 40 and 36 is 360
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 40 × 9 = 360,
    5/40 = 5 × 9/40 × 9 = 45/360
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 36 × 10 = 360,
    2/36 = 2 × 10/36 × 10 = 20/360
  4. Add the two fractions:
    45/360 + 20/360 = 45 + 20/360 = 65/360
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 13/72

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