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Add 5/2 and 7/4

1st number: 2 1/2, 2nd number: 1 3/4

5/2 + 7/4 is 17/4.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 4 is 4
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 2 = 4,
    5/2 = 5 × 2/2 × 2 = 10/4
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 4 × 1 = 4,
    7/4 = 7 × 1/4 × 1 = 7/4
  4. Add the two fractions:
    10/4 + 7/4 = 10 + 7/4 = 17/4
  5. So, 5/2 + 7/4 = 17/4
    In mixed form: 41/4

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