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Add 8/2 and 9/40

1st number: 4 0/2, 2nd number: 9/40

8/2 + 9/40 is 169/40.

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,
    8/2 = 8 × 20/2 × 20 = 160/40
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 1 = 40,
    9/40 = 9 × 1/40 × 1 = 9/40
  4. Add the two fractions:
    160/40 + 9/40 = 160 + 9/40 = 169/40
  5. So, 8/2 + 9/40 = 169/40
    In mixed form: 49/40

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