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Add 6/5 and 5/8

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

6/5 + 5/8 is 73/40.

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,
    5/8 = 5 × 5/8 × 5 = 25/40
  4. Add the two fractions:
    48/40 + 25/40 = 48 + 25/40 = 73/40
  5. In mixed form: 133/40

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