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Add 36/8 and 5/4

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

36/8 + 5/4 is 23/4.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 4 is 8
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 1 = 8,
    36/8 = 36 × 1/8 × 1 = 36/8
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 4 × 2 = 8,
    5/4 = 5 × 2/4 × 2 = 10/8
  4. Add the two fractions:
    36/8 + 10/8 = 36 + 10/8 = 46/8
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 23/4
  6. In mixed form: 53/4

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