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Add 45/8 and 16/20

1st number: 5 5/8, 2nd number: 16/20

45/8 + 16/20 is 257/40.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 20 is 40
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 5 = 40,
    45/8 = 45 × 5/8 × 5 = 225/40
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 20 × 2 = 40,
    16/20 = 16 × 2/20 × 2 = 32/40
  4. Add the two fractions:
    225/40 + 32/40 = 225 + 32/40 = 257/40
  5. In mixed form: 617/40

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