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Add 63/2 and 5/40

1st number: 31 1/2, 2nd number: 5/40

63/2 + 5/40 is 253/8.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 40 is 40
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 20 = 40,
    63/2 = 63 × 20/2 × 20 = 1260/40
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 1 = 40,
    5/40 = 5 × 1/40 × 1 = 5/40
  4. Add the two fractions:
    1260/40 + 5/40 = 1260 + 5/40 = 1265/40
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 253/8
  6. In mixed form: 315/8

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