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Add 27/8 and 8/40

1st number: 3 3/8, 2nd number: 8/40

27/8 + 8/40 is 143/40.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 40 is 40
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 5 = 40,
    27/8 = 27 × 5/8 × 5 = 135/40
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 1 = 40,
    8/40 = 8 × 1/40 × 1 = 8/40
  4. Add the two fractions:
    135/40 + 8/40 = 135 + 8/40 = 143/40
  5. So, 27/8 + 8/40 = 143/40
    In mixed form: 323/40

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