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1^{st} number: 1 1/5, 2^{nd} number: 7/8

65 + 78 is 8340.

- Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:

LCM of 5 and 8 is**40**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 40 - For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 8 = 40,

65 = 6 × 85 × 8 = 4840 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 5 = 40,

78 = 7 × 58 × 5 = 3540 - Add the two like fractions:

4840 + 3540 = 48 + 3540 = 8340 - So, 6/5 + 7/8 = 83/40

In mixed form: 2340

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