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Add 8/5 and 40/56

1st number: 1 3/5, 2nd number: 40/56

8/5 + 40/56 is 81/35.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 56 is 280
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 56 = 280,
    8/5 = 8 × 56/5 × 56 = 448/280
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 5 = 280,
    40/56 = 40 × 5/56 × 5 = 200/280
  4. Add the two fractions:
    448/280 + 200/280 = 448 + 200/280 = 648/280
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 81/35
  6. In mixed form: 211/35

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