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Add 5/2 and 3/98

1st number: 2 1/2, 2nd number: 3/98

5/2 + 3/98 is 124/49.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 98 is 98
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 49 = 98,
    5/2 = 5 × 49/2 × 49 = 245/98
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 98 × 1 = 98,
    3/98 = 3 × 1/98 × 1 = 3/98
  4. Add the two fractions:
    245/98 + 3/98 = 245 + 3/98 = 248/98
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 124/49
  6. In mixed form: 226/49

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