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Add 9/40 and 5/56

9/40 + 5/56 is 11/35.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 40 and 56 is 280
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 40 × 7 = 280,
    9/40 = 9 × 7/40 × 7 = 63/280
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 5 = 280,
    5/56 = 5 × 5/56 × 5 = 25/280
  4. Add the two fractions:
    63/280 + 25/280 = 63 + 25/280 = 88/280
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 11/35

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