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Add 25/50 and 30/8

1st number: 25/50, 2nd number: 3 6/8

25/50 + 30/8 is 17/4.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 50 and 8 is 200
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 50 × 4 = 200,
    25/50 = 25 × 4/50 × 4 = 100/200
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 25 = 200,
    30/8 = 30 × 25/8 × 25 = 750/200
  4. Add the two fractions:
    100/200 + 750/200 = 100 + 750/200 = 850/200
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 17/4
  6. In mixed form: 41/4

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