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1^{st} number: 2 1/2, 2^{nd} number: 3/8

52 + 38 is 238.

- 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,

52 = 5 × 42 × 4 = 208 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 1 = 8,

38 = 3 × 18 × 1 = 38 - Add the two like fractions:

208 + 38 = 20 + 38 = 238 - So, 5/2 + 3/8 = 23/8

In mixed form: 278

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