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Add 1/8 and 75/40

1st number: 1/8, 2nd number: 1 35/40

1/8 + 75/40 is 2/1.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 40 is 40

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 40
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 5 = 40,
    1/8 = 1 × 5/8 × 5 = 5/40
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 1 = 40,
    75/40 = 75 × 1/40 × 1 = 75/40
  4. Add the two like fractions:
    5/40 + 75/40 = 5 + 75/40 = 80/40
  5. 80/40 simplified gives 2/1
  6. So, 1/8 + 75/40 = 2/1

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