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Add 1/2 and 54/84

1/2 + 54/84 is 8/7.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 84 is 84
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 42 = 84,
    1/2 = 1 × 42/2 × 42 = 42/84
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 84 × 1 = 84,
    54/84 = 54 × 1/84 × 1 = 54/84
  4. Add the two fractions:
    42/84 + 54/84 = 42 + 54/84 = 96/84
  5. 96/84 simplified gives 8/7
  6. So, 1/2 + 54/84 = 8/7
    In mixed form: 11/7

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