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Add 25/2 and 18/8

1st number: 12 1/2, 2nd number: 2 2/8

25/2 + 18/8 is 59/4.

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,
    25/2 = 25 × 4/2 × 4 = 100/8
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 1 = 8,
    18/8 = 18 × 1/8 × 1 = 18/8
  4. Add the two fractions:
    100/8 + 18/8 = 100 + 18/8 = 118/8
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 59/4
  6. In mixed form: 143/4

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