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Add 5/40 and 7/27

5/40 + 7/27 is 83/216.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 40 and 27 is 1080
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 40 × 27 = 1080,
    5/40 = 5 × 27/40 × 27 = 135/1080
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 27 × 40 = 1080,
    7/27 = 7 × 40/27 × 40 = 280/1080
  4. Add the two fractions:
    135/1080 + 280/1080 = 135 + 280/1080 = 415/1080
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 83/216

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