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Add 40/5 and 84/8

1st number: 8 0/5, 2nd number: 10 4/8

40/5 + 84/8 is 37/2.

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,
    84/8 = 84 × 5/8 × 5 = 420/40
  4. Add the two fractions:
    320/40 + 420/40 = 320 + 420/40 = 740/40
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 37/2
  6. In mixed form: 181/2

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