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Add 1/5 and 4/8

1/5 + 4/8 is 7/10.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 8 is 40
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 8 = 40,
    1/5 = 1 × 8/5 × 8 = 8/40
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 5 = 40,
    4/8 = 4 × 5/8 × 5 = 20/40
  4. Add the two fractions:
    8/40 + 20/40 = 8 + 20/40 = 28/40
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 7/10

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