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Add 9/42 and 2/40

9/42 + 2/40 is 37/140.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 40 is 840
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 20 = 840,
    9/42 = 9 × 20/42 × 20 = 180/840
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 21 = 840,
    2/40 = 2 × 21/40 × 21 = 42/840
  4. Add the two fractions:
    180/840 + 42/840 = 180 + 42/840 = 222/840
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 37/140

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