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Add 9/35 and 8/40

9/35 + 8/40 is 16/35.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 35 and 40 is 280
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 35 × 8 = 280,
    9/35 = 9 × 8/35 × 8 = 72/280
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 7 = 280,
    8/40 = 8 × 7/40 × 7 = 56/280
  4. Add the two fractions:
    72/280 + 56/280 = 72 + 56/280 = 128/280
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 16/35

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