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Add 6/5 and 2/8

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

6/5 + 2/8 is 29/20.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 8 is 40
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 8 = 40,
    6/5 = 6 × 8/5 × 8 = 48/40
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 5 = 40,
    2/8 = 2 × 5/8 × 5 = 10/40
  4. Add the two fractions:
    48/40 + 10/40 = 48 + 10/40 = 58/40
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 29/20
  6. In mixed form: 19/20

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