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1^{st} number: 2 0/2, 2^{nd} number: 5/8

42 + 58 is 218.

- Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:

LCM of 2 and 8 is**8**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 8 - For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 4 = 8,

42 = 4 × 42 × 4 = 168 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 1 = 8,

58 = 5 × 18 × 1 = 58 - Add the two like fractions:

168 + 58 = 16 + 58 = 218 - So, 4/2 + 5/8 = 21/8

In mixed form: 258

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