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Add 28/5 and 12/8

1st number: 5 3/5, 2nd number: 1 4/8

28/5 + 12/8 is 71/10.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 8 is 40
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 8 = 40,
    28/5 = 28 × 8/5 × 8 = 224/40
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 5 = 40,
    12/8 = 12 × 5/8 × 5 = 60/40
  4. Add the two fractions:
    224/40 + 60/40 = 224 + 60/40 = 284/40
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 71/10
  6. In mixed form: 71/10

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