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Add 5/40 and 7/70

5/40 + 7/70 is 9/40.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 40 and 70 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 70 × 4 = 280,
    7/70 = 7 × 4/70 × 4 = 28/280
  4. Add the two fractions:
    35/280 + 28/280 = 35 + 28/280 = 63/280
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 9/40

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