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Add 5/6 and 30/40

5/6 + 30/40 is 19/12.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 40 is 120
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 20 = 120,
    5/6 = 5 × 20/6 × 20 = 100/120
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 3 = 120,
    30/40 = 30 × 3/40 × 3 = 90/120
  4. Add the two fractions:
    100/120 + 90/120 = 100 + 90/120 = 190/120
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 19/12
  6. In mixed form: 17/12

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