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Add 9/5 and 3/8

1st number: 1 4/5, 2nd number: 3/8

9/5 + 3/8 is 87/40.

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,
    9/5 = 9 × 8/5 × 8 = 72/40
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 5 = 40,
    3/8 = 3 × 5/8 × 5 = 15/40
  4. Add the two fractions:
    72/40 + 15/40 = 72 + 15/40 = 87/40
  5. In mixed form: 27/40

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