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Add 56/40 and 25/18

1st number: 1 16/40, 2nd number: 1 7/18

56/40 + 25/18 is 251/90.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 40 and 18 is 360
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 40 × 9 = 360,
    56/40 = 56 × 9/40 × 9 = 504/360
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 20 = 360,
    25/18 = 25 × 20/18 × 20 = 500/360
  4. Add the two fractions:
    504/360 + 500/360 = 504 + 500/360 = 1004/360
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 251/90
  6. In mixed form: 271/90

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