## Algebra: A Combined Approach (4th Edition)

$\frac{5}{8}$ + $\frac{7}{10}$ = $\frac{53}{40}$
Perform the indicated operation and simplify $\frac{5}{8}$ + $\frac{7}{10}$ = $\frac{5\times10}{8\times10}$ + $\frac{7\times8}{10\times8}$ = $\frac{50}{80}$ + $\frac{56}{80}$ = $\frac{106}{80}$ = $\frac{53}{40}$ Result: $\frac{53}{40}$