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Add 10/8 and 7/20

1st number: 1 2/8, 2nd number: 7/20

10/8 + 7/20 is 8/5.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 20 is 40
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 5 = 40,
    10/8 = 10 × 5/8 × 5 = 50/40
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 20 × 2 = 40,
    7/20 = 7 × 2/20 × 2 = 14/40
  4. Add the two fractions:
    50/40 + 14/40 = 50 + 14/40 = 64/40
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 8/5
  6. In mixed form: 13/5

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