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Add 2/4 and 45/8

1st number: 2/4, 2nd number: 5 5/8

2/4 + 45/8 is 49/8.

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,
    2/4 = 2 × 2/4 × 2 = 4/8
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 1 = 8,
    45/8 = 45 × 1/8 × 1 = 45/8
  4. Add the two fractions:
    4/8 + 45/8 = 4 + 45/8 = 49/8
  5. In mixed form: 61/8

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