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Add 24/8 and 42/5

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

24/8 + 42/5 is 57/5.

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,
    24/8 = 24 × 5/8 × 5 = 120/40
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 5 × 8 = 40,
    42/5 = 42 × 8/5 × 8 = 336/40
  4. Add the two fractions:
    120/40 + 336/40 = 120 + 336/40 = 456/40
  5. 456/40 simplified gives 57/5
  6. So, 24/8 + 42/5 = 57/5
    In mixed form: 112/5

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