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Add 48/5 and 40/16

1st number: 9 3/5, 2nd number: 2 8/16

48/5 + 40/16 is 121/10.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 16 is 80
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 16 = 80,
    48/5 = 48 × 16/5 × 16 = 768/80
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 5 = 80,
    40/16 = 40 × 5/16 × 5 = 200/80
  4. Add the two fractions:
    768/80 + 200/80 = 768 + 200/80 = 968/80
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 121/10
  6. In mixed form: 121/10

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