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Add 9/14 and 2/40

9/14 + 2/40 is 97/140.

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,
    9/14 = 9 × 20/14 × 20 = 180/280
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 7 = 280,
    2/40 = 2 × 7/40 × 7 = 14/280
  4. Add the two fractions:
    180/280 + 14/280 = 180 + 14/280 = 194/280
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 97/140

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