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Add 56/40 and 50/18

1st number: 1 16/40, 2nd number: 2 14/18

56/40 + 50/18 is 188/45.

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,
    50/18 = 50 × 20/18 × 20 = 1000/360
  4. Add the two fractions:
    504/360 + 1000/360 = 504 + 1000/360 = 1504/360
  5. 1504/360 simplified gives 188/45
  6. So, 56/40 + 50/18 = 188/45
    In mixed form: 48/45

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