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Add 5/4 and 2/8

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

5/4 + 2/8 is 3/2.

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,
    2/8 = 2 × 1/8 × 1 = 2/8
  4. Add the two fractions:
    10/8 + 2/8 = 10 + 2/8 = 12/8
  5. 12/8 simplified gives 3/2
  6. So, 5/4 + 2/8 = 3/2
    In mixed form: 11/2

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