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Add 2/8 and 16/5

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

2/8 + 16/5 is 69/20.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 5 is 40
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 5 = 40,
    2/8 = 2 × 5/8 × 5 = 10/40
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 5 × 8 = 40,
    16/5 = 16 × 8/5 × 8 = 128/40
  4. Add the two fractions:
    10/40 + 128/40 = 10 + 128/40 = 138/40
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 69/20
  6. In mixed form: 39/20

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