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Add 80/40 and 14/36

1st number: 2 0/40, 2nd number: 14/36

80/40 + 14/36 is 43/18.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 40 and 36 is 360
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 40 × 9 = 360,
    80/40 = 80 × 9/40 × 9 = 720/360
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 36 × 10 = 360,
    14/36 = 14 × 10/36 × 10 = 140/360
  4. Add the two fractions:
    720/360 + 140/360 = 720 + 140/360 = 860/360
  5. 860/360 simplified gives 43/18
  6. So, 80/40 + 14/36 = 43/18
    In mixed form: 27/18

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