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Add 5/8 and 49/20

1st number: 5/8, 2nd number: 2 9/20

5/8 + 49/20 is 123/40.

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,
    5/8 = 5 × 5/8 × 5 = 25/40
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 20 × 2 = 40,
    49/20 = 49 × 2/20 × 2 = 98/40
  4. Add the two fractions:
    25/40 + 98/40 = 25 + 98/40 = 123/40
  5. In mixed form: 33/40

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