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1^{st} number: 1 3/4, 2^{nd} number: 1/8

74 + 18 is 158.

- Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:

LCM of 4 and 8 is**8**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 8 - For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 2 = 8,

74 = 7 × 24 × 2 = 148 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 1 = 8,

18 = 1 × 18 × 1 = 18 - Add the two like fractions:

148 + 18 = 14 + 18 = 158 - So, 7/4 + 1/8 = 15/8

In mixed form: 178

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