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Add 8/9 and 5/40

8/9 + 5/40 is 73/72.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 9 and 40 is 360
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 9 × 40 = 360,
    8/9 = 8 × 40/9 × 40 = 320/360
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 9 = 360,
    5/40 = 5 × 9/40 × 9 = 45/360
  4. Add the two fractions:
    320/360 + 45/360 = 320 + 45/360 = 365/360
  5. 365/360 simplified gives 73/72
  6. So, 8/9 + 5/40 = 73/72
    In mixed form: 11/72

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