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Add 2/8 and 8/10

2/8 + 8/10 is 21/20.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 10 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 10 × 4 = 40,
    8/10 = 8 × 4/10 × 4 = 32/40
  4. Add the two fractions:
    10/40 + 32/40 = 10 + 32/40 = 42/40
  5. 42/40 simplified gives 21/20
  6. So, 2/8 + 8/10 = 21/20
    In mixed form: 11/20

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