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Add 5/16 and 7/20

5/16 + 7/20 is 53/80.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 16 and 20 is 80
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 16 × 5 = 80,
    5/16 = 5 × 5/16 × 5 = 25/80
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 20 × 4 = 80,
    7/20 = 7 × 4/20 × 4 = 28/80
  4. Add the two fractions:
    25/80 + 28/80 = 25 + 28/80 = 53/80

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