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Add 7/2 and 6/8

1st number: 3 1/2, 2nd number: 6/8

7/2 + 6/8 is 17/4.

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,
    7/2 = 7 × 4/2 × 4 = 28/8
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 1 = 8,
    6/8 = 6 × 1/8 × 1 = 6/8
  4. Add the two fractions:
    28/8 + 6/8 = 28 + 6/8 = 34/8
  5. 34/8 simplified gives 17/4
  6. So, 7/2 + 6/8 = 17/4
    In mixed form: 41/4

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