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Add 40/5 and 60/8

1st number: 8 0/5, 2nd number: 7 4/8

40/5 + 60/8 is 31/2.

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,
    40/5 = 40 × 8/5 × 8 = 320/40
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 5 = 40,
    60/8 = 60 × 5/8 × 5 = 300/40
  4. Add the two fractions:
    320/40 + 300/40 = 320 + 300/40 = 620/40
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 31/2
  6. In mixed form: 151/2

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