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Add 63/2 and 5/8

1st number: 31 1/2, 2nd number: 5/8

63/2 + 5/8 is 257/8.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 8 is 8
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 4 = 8,
    63/2 = 63 × 4/2 × 4 = 252/8
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 1 = 8,
    5/8 = 5 × 1/8 × 1 = 5/8
  4. Add the two fractions:
    252/8 + 5/8 = 252 + 5/8 = 257/8
  5. In mixed form: 321/8

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