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Add 9/7 and 2/40

1st number: 1 2/7, 2nd number: 2/40

9/7 + 2/40 is 187/140.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 7 and 40 is 280
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 7 × 40 = 280,
    9/7 = 9 × 40/7 × 40 = 360/280
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 7 = 280,
    2/40 = 2 × 7/40 × 7 = 14/280
  4. Add the two fractions:
    360/280 + 14/280 = 360 + 14/280 = 374/280
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 187/140
  6. In mixed form: 147/140

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