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Add 3/4 and 4/8

3/4 + 4/8 is 5/4.

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,
    3/4 = 3 × 2/4 × 2 = 6/8
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 1 = 8,
    4/8 = 4 × 1/8 × 1 = 4/8
  4. Add the two fractions:
    6/8 + 4/8 = 6 + 4/8 = 10/8
  5. 10/8 simplified gives 5/4
  6. So, 3/4 + 4/8 = 5/4
    In mixed form: 11/4

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