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12 + 18 is 58.

- Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:

LCM of 2 and 8 is**8**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 8 - For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 4 = 8,

12 = 1 × 42 × 4 = 48 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 1 = 8,

18 = 1 × 18 × 1 = 18 - Add the two like fractions:

48 + 18 = 4 + 18 = 58 - So, 1/2 + 1/8 = 5/8

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