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Add 5/4 and 4/8

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

5/4 + 4/8 is 7/4.

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,
    4/8 = 4 × 1/8 × 1 = 4/8
  4. Add the two fractions:
    10/8 + 4/8 = 10 + 4/8 = 14/8
  5. 14/8 simplified gives 7/4
  6. So, 5/4 + 4/8 = 7/4
    In mixed form: 13/4

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