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Add 1/2 and 6/8

1/2 + 6/8 is 5/4.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 8 is 8
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 4 = 8,
    1/2 = 1 × 4/2 × 4 = 4/8
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 1 = 8,
    6/8 = 6 × 1/8 × 1 = 6/8
  4. Add the two fractions:
    4/8 + 6/8 = 4 + 6/8 = 10/8
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 5/4
  6. In mixed form: 11/4

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