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Add 6/8 and 5/10

6/8 + 5/10 is 5/4.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 10 is 40
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 5 = 40,
    6/8 = 6 × 5/8 × 5 = 30/40
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 10 × 4 = 40,
    5/10 = 5 × 4/10 × 4 = 20/40
  4. Add the two fractions:
    30/40 + 20/40 = 30 + 20/40 = 50/40
  5. 50/40 simplified gives 5/4
  6. So, 6/8 + 5/10 = 5/4
    In mixed form: 11/4

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