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

52 + 24 is 31.

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

LCM of 2 and 4 is**4**

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

52 = 5 × 22 × 2 = 104 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 4 × 1 = 4,

24 = 2 × 14 × 1 = 24 - Add the two like fractions:

104 + 24 = 10 + 24 = 124 - 12/4 simplified gives 31
- So, 5/2 + 2/4 = 3/1

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