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Add 2/5 and 4/16

2/5 + 4/16 is 13/20.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 16 is 80
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 16 = 80,
    2/5 = 2 × 16/5 × 16 = 32/80
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 5 = 80,
    4/16 = 4 × 5/16 × 5 = 20/80
  4. Add the two fractions:
    32/80 + 20/80 = 32 + 20/80 = 52/80
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 13/20

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