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Add 7/40 and 12/50

7/40 + 12/50 is 83/200.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 40 and 50 is 200

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 200
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 40 × 5 = 200,
    7/40 = 7 × 5/40 × 5 = 35/200
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 4 = 200,
    12/50 = 12 × 4/50 × 4 = 48/200
  4. Add the two like fractions:
    35/200 + 48/200 = 35 + 48/200 = 83/200
  5. So, 7/40 + 12/50 = 83/200

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