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Add 9/2 and 27/8

1st number: 4 1/2, 2nd number: 3 3/8

9/2 + 27/8 is 63/8.

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,
    9/2 = 9 × 4/2 × 4 = 36/8
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 1 = 8,
    27/8 = 27 × 1/8 × 1 = 27/8
  4. Add the two fractions:
    36/8 + 27/8 = 36 + 27/8 = 63/8
  5. In mixed form: 77/8

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