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Add 5/40 and 27/28

5/40 + 27/28 is 61/56.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 40 and 28 is 280
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 40 × 7 = 280,
    5/40 = 5 × 7/40 × 7 = 35/280
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 28 × 10 = 280,
    27/28 = 27 × 10/28 × 10 = 270/280
  4. Add the two fractions:
    35/280 + 270/280 = 35 + 270/280 = 305/280
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 61/56
  6. In mixed form: 15/56

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