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Add 18/8 and 1/4

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

18/8 + 1/4 is 5/2.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 4 is 8
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 1 = 8,
    18/8 = 18 × 1/8 × 1 = 18/8
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 4 × 2 = 8,
    1/4 = 1 × 2/4 × 2 = 2/8
  4. Add the two fractions:
    18/8 + 2/8 = 18 + 2/8 = 20/8
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 5/2
  6. In mixed form: 21/2

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