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Add 5/40 and 60/56

1st number: 5/40, 2nd number: 1 4/56

5/40 + 60/56 is 67/56.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 40 and 56 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 56 × 5 = 280,
    60/56 = 60 × 5/56 × 5 = 300/280
  4. Add the two fractions:
    35/280 + 300/280 = 35 + 300/280 = 335/280
  5. 335/280 simplified gives 67/56
  6. So, 5/40 + 60/56 = 67/56
    In mixed form: 111/56

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