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Add 35/2 and 12/8

1st number: 17 1/2, 2nd number: 1 4/8

35/2 + 12/8 is 19/1.

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,
    35/2 = 35 × 4/2 × 4 = 140/8
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 1 = 8,
    12/8 = 12 × 1/8 × 1 = 12/8
  4. Add the two fractions:
    140/8 + 12/8 = 140 + 12/8 = 152/8
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 19/1

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