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Add 16/5 and 40/8

1st number: 3 1/5, 2nd number: 5 0/8

16/5 + 40/8 is 41/5.

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,
    16/5 = 16 × 8/5 × 8 = 128/40
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 5 = 40,
    40/8 = 40 × 5/8 × 5 = 200/40
  4. Add the two fractions:
    128/40 + 200/40 = 128 + 200/40 = 328/40
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 41/5
  6. In mixed form: 81/5

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