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Add 14/7 and 18/8

1st number: 2 0/7, 2nd number: 2 2/8

14/7 + 18/8 is 17/4.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 7 and 8 is 56
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 7 × 8 = 56,
    14/7 = 14 × 8/7 × 8 = 112/56
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 7 = 56,
    18/8 = 18 × 7/8 × 7 = 126/56
  4. Add the two fractions:
    112/56 + 126/56 = 112 + 126/56 = 238/56
  5. 238/56 simplified gives 17/4
  6. So, 14/7 + 18/8 = 17/4
    In mixed form: 41/4

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