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Add 2/7 and 45/8

1st number: 2/7, 2nd number: 5 5/8

2/7 + 45/8 is 331/56.

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,
    2/7 = 2 × 8/7 × 8 = 16/56
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 7 = 56,
    45/8 = 45 × 7/8 × 7 = 315/56
  4. Add the two fractions:
    16/56 + 315/56 = 16 + 315/56 = 331/56
  5. In mixed form: 551/56

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