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Add 5/4 and 10/8

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

5/4 + 10/8 is 5/2.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 8 is 8
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 2 = 8,
    5/4 = 5 × 2/4 × 2 = 10/8
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 1 = 8,
    10/8 = 10 × 1/8 × 1 = 10/8
  4. Add the two fractions:
    10/8 + 10/8 = 10 + 10/8 = 20/8
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 5/2
  6. In mixed form: 21/2

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