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Add 60/40 and 70/9

1st number: 1 20/40, 2nd number: 7 7/9

60/40 + 70/9 is 167/18.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 40 and 9 is 360
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 40 × 9 = 360,
    60/40 = 60 × 9/40 × 9 = 540/360
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 40 = 360,
    70/9 = 70 × 40/9 × 40 = 2800/360
  4. Add the two fractions:
    540/360 + 2800/360 = 540 + 2800/360 = 3340/360
  5. 3340/360 simplified gives 167/18
  6. So, 60/40 + 70/9 = 167/18
    In mixed form: 95/18

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