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Add 8/5 and 3/7

1st number: 1 3/5, 2nd number: 3/7

8/5 + 3/7 is 71/35.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 7 is 35
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 7 = 35,
    8/5 = 8 × 7/5 × 7 = 56/35
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 5 = 35,
    3/7 = 3 × 5/7 × 5 = 15/35
  4. Add the two fractions:
    56/35 + 15/35 = 56 + 15/35 = 71/35
  5. In mixed form: 21/35

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