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Add 1/2 and 8/5

1st number: 1/2, 2nd number: 1 3/5

1/2 + 8/5 is 21/10.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 5 is 10
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 5 = 10,
    1/2 = 1 × 5/2 × 5 = 5/10
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 5 × 2 = 10,
    8/5 = 8 × 2/5 × 2 = 16/10
  4. Add the two fractions:
    5/10 + 16/10 = 5 + 16/10 = 21/10
  5. In mixed form: 21/10

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