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Add 5/8 and 4/6

5/8 + 4/6 is 31/24.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 6 is 24
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 3 = 24,
    5/8 = 5 × 3/8 × 3 = 15/24
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 6 × 4 = 24,
    4/6 = 4 × 4/6 × 4 = 16/24
  4. Add the two fractions:
    15/24 + 16/24 = 15 + 16/24 = 31/24
  5. In mixed form: 17/24

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