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Add 3/5 and 8/14

3/5 + 8/14 is 41/35.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 14 is 70
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 14 = 70,
    3/5 = 3 × 14/5 × 14 = 42/70
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 14 × 5 = 70,
    8/14 = 8 × 5/14 × 5 = 40/70
  4. Add the two fractions:
    42/70 + 40/70 = 42 + 40/70 = 82/70
  5. 82/70 simplified gives 41/35
  6. So, 3/5 + 8/14 = 41/35
    In mixed form: 16/35

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