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Add 1/2 and 7/8

1/2 + 7/8 is 11/8.

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,
    7/8 = 7 × 1/8 × 1 = 7/8
  4. Add the two fractions:
    4/8 + 7/8 = 4 + 7/8 = 11/8
  5. In mixed form: 13/8

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