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Add 5/8 and 2/5

5/8 + 2/5 is 41/40.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 5 is 40
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 5 = 40,
    5/8 = 5 × 5/8 × 5 = 25/40
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 5 × 8 = 40,
    2/5 = 2 × 8/5 × 8 = 16/40
  4. Add the two fractions:
    25/40 + 16/40 = 25 + 16/40 = 41/40
  5. In mixed form: 11/40

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