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Add 1/5 and 3/7

1/5 + 3/7 is 22/35.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 7 is 35
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 7 = 35,
    1/5 = 1 × 7/5 × 7 = 7/35
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 5 = 35,
    3/7 = 3 × 5/7 × 5 = 15/35
  4. Add the two fractions:
    7/35 + 15/35 = 7 + 15/35 = 22/35

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