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Add 75/14 and 9/40

1st number: 5 5/14, 2nd number: 9/40

75/14 + 9/40 is 1563/280.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 14 and 40 is 280
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 14 × 20 = 280,
    75/14 = 75 × 20/14 × 20 = 1500/280
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 7 = 280,
    9/40 = 9 × 7/40 × 7 = 63/280
  4. Add the two fractions:
    1500/280 + 63/280 = 1500 + 63/280 = 1563/280
  5. In mixed form: 5163/280

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