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Add 50/6 and 14/40

1st number: 8 2/6, 2nd number: 14/40

50/6 + 14/40 is 521/60.

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,
    50/6 = 50 × 20/6 × 20 = 1000/120
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 3 = 120,
    14/40 = 14 × 3/40 × 3 = 42/120
  4. Add the two fractions:
    1000/120 + 42/120 = 1000 + 42/120 = 1042/120
  5. 1042/120 simplified gives 521/60
  6. So, 50/6 + 14/40 = 521/60
    In mixed form: 841/60

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