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Add 3/2 and 8/4

1st number: 1 1/2, 2nd number: 2 0/4

3/2 + 8/4 is 7/2.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 4 is 4
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 2 = 4,
    3/2 = 3 × 2/2 × 2 = 6/4
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 4 × 1 = 4,
    8/4 = 8 × 1/4 × 1 = 8/4
  4. Add the two fractions:
    6/4 + 8/4 = 6 + 8/4 = 14/4
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 7/2
  6. In mixed form: 31/2

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