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Add 1/4 and 12/8

1st number: 1/4, 2nd number: 1 4/8

1/4 + 12/8 is 7/4.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 8 is 8
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 2 = 8,
    1/4 = 1 × 2/4 × 2 = 2/8
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 1 = 8,
    12/8 = 12 × 1/8 × 1 = 12/8
  4. Add the two fractions:
    2/8 + 12/8 = 2 + 12/8 = 14/8
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 7/4
  6. In mixed form: 13/4

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