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    3/5 plus 1/8 as a fraction

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    3/5 + 1/8 as a fraction provides the detailed information about what is 3/5 plus 1/8 in fraction and decimal form, and the answer with steps to understand how it is being calculated by using different methods.

    3/5+1/8 equals to
    3/5 + 1/8 = (?)
    3/5 + 1/8 = [(3 x 8) + (1 x 5)]/(5 x 8)
    = (24 + 5)/40
    = 29/40
    3/5 + 1/8 = 29/40
    3/5 plus 1/8 is equal to 29/40

    where
    3/5 is a fraction as an addend,
    1/8 is a fraction as an addend,
    29/40 is the sum of 3/5 and 1/8.

    3/5 plus 1/8 as a decimal
    3/5 + 1/8 = 29/40
    29/40 = 0.725
    3/5+1/8 as a decimal is 0.725
    where
    0.725 is the sum of 3/5 and 1/8.

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    How-to: 3/5 + 1/8 = ?

    The below workout with step by step calculation shows how to find what is 3/5 plus 1/8 in simplest form by using the following methods:
    1. LCM method,
    2. Cross multiplication method.

    Problem and Workout - LCM Method:
    What is 3/5 plus 1/8 as a fraction?

    step 1 Observe the input parameters and what to be found:
    Input:
    Fraction A: 3/5
    Fraction B: 1/8

    What to be found?
    3/5+1/8 = ?
    Find what's the sum of 3/5 and 1/8.


    step 2 Compare the denominators of fractions 3/5 and 1/8 to identify whether it is a like or unlike fraction addition. Since the denominators of given fractions 3/5 and 1/8 are not equal, it is said to be unlike fractions addition.

    step 3For unlike fractions addition, find the LCM (least common multiple) of both denominators of fractions 3/5 and 1/8:
    The LCM of 5 and 8 is 40.


    step 4 Write the fractions 3/5 and 1/8 in the addition expression form and multiply LCM with all the numerators and denominators of both fractions.
    =3/5+1/8
    =(3 x 40)/(5 x 40)+(1 x 40)/(8 x 40)


    step 5 Simplify the expression to have common denominator:
    =24/40+5/40


    step 6 Take the common values out and rewrite the above expression like the below:
    =1/40 x (24/1+5/1)
    =1/40 x (24 + 5)


    step 7Simplify the above expression further:
    =1/40 x 29
    =29/40
    3/5+1/8=29/40

    Hence,
    3/5 plus 1/8 equals to 29/40 in fraction.



    Problem and Workout - Cross Multiplication Method
    step 1 Observe the input parameters and what to be found:
    Input:
    Fraction A: 3/5
    Fraction B: 1/8

    What to be found?
    3/5+1/8 = ?
    Find what's the sum of 3/5 and 1/8.

    step 2 Find the product of numerator of Fraction A and denominator of Fraction B (3 x 8), find the product of numerator of Fraction B and denominator of Fraction A (1 x 5), and find the product of both denominators of Fraction A and Fraction B (5 x 8) and rewrite the equation as like the below:
    = (3 x 8) + (1 x 5)/(5 x 8)

    step 3 Simplify and rewrite the fraction:
    = (24 + 5)/40
    3/5+1/8 = 29/40
    Hence,
    3/5 plus 1/8 = 29/40

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