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Add 2/8 and 8/5

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

2/8 + 8/5 is 37/20.

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,
    8/5 = 8 × 8/5 × 8 = 64/40
  4. Add the two fractions:
    10/40 + 64/40 = 10 + 64/40 = 74/40
  5. 74/40 simplified gives 37/20
  6. So, 2/8 + 8/5 = 37/20
    In mixed form: 117/20

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