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Add 5/8 and 40/28

1st number: 5/8, 2nd number: 1 12/28

5/8 + 40/28 is 115/56.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 28 is 56
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 7 = 56,
    5/8 = 5 × 7/8 × 7 = 35/56
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 28 × 2 = 56,
    40/28 = 40 × 2/28 × 2 = 80/56
  4. Add the two fractions:
    35/56 + 80/56 = 35 + 80/56 = 115/56
  5. So, 5/8 + 40/28 = 115/56
    In mixed form: 23/56

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