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Add 3/5 and 2/8

3/5 + 2/8 is 17/20.

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,
    3/5 = 3 × 8/5 × 8 = 24/40
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 5 = 40,
    2/8 = 2 × 5/8 × 5 = 10/40
  4. Add the two fractions:
    24/40 + 10/40 = 24 + 10/40 = 34/40
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 17/20

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