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Add 10/2 and 2/8

1st number: 5 0/2, 2nd number: 2/8

10/2 + 2/8 is 21/4.

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,
    10/2 = 10 × 4/2 × 4 = 40/8
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 1 = 8,
    2/8 = 2 × 1/8 × 1 = 2/8
  4. Add the two fractions:
    40/8 + 2/8 = 40 + 2/8 = 42/8
  5. 42/8 simplified gives 21/4
  6. So, 10/2 + 2/8 = 21/4
    In mixed form: 51/4

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