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Add 5/9 and 35/40

5/9 + 35/40 is 103/72.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 9 and 40 is 360
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 9 × 40 = 360,
    5/9 = 5 × 40/9 × 40 = 200/360
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 9 = 360,
    35/40 = 35 × 9/40 × 9 = 315/360
  4. Add the two fractions:
    200/360 + 315/360 = 200 + 315/360 = 515/360
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 103/72
  6. In mixed form: 131/72

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