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↓ Step-by-Step explanation: please see below! ↓
Step 1: Determine the common denominator:
The common denominator is equal to the lowest common multiple (LCM) of the two denominators: 8 is a multiple of 2. Therefore the common denominator is 8
Step 2: Expand to the common denominator:
Expand the first fraction with the number 4
|1||+||5||=||1 × 4||+||5||=||4||+||5|
|2||8||2 × 4||8||8||8|
Step 3: Add the numerators:
Since the two fractions have a common denominator, you can add:
|4||+||5||=||4 + 5||=||9|
Step 4: Check whether the result can be simplified
The result can not be simplified.
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