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Add 1/5 and 8/20

1/5 + 8/20 is 3/5.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 20 is 20
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 4 = 20,
    1/5 = 1 × 4/5 × 4 = 4/20
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 20 × 1 = 20,
    8/20 = 8 × 1/20 × 1 = 8/20
  4. Add the two fractions:
    4/20 + 8/20 = 4 + 8/20 = 12/20
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 3/5

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