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Add 5/40 and 30/24

1st number: 5/40, 2nd number: 1 6/24

5/40 + 30/24 is 11/8.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 40 and 24 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 24 × 5 = 120,
    30/24 = 30 × 5/24 × 5 = 150/120
  4. Add the two fractions:
    15/120 + 150/120 = 15 + 150/120 = 165/120
  5. 165/120 simplified gives 11/8
  6. So, 5/40 + 30/24 = 11/8
    In mixed form: 13/8

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