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Add 5/6 and 12/8

1st number: 5/6, 2nd number: 1 4/8

5/6 + 12/8 is 7/3.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 8 is 24
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 4 = 24,
    5/6 = 5 × 4/6 × 4 = 20/24
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 3 = 24,
    12/8 = 12 × 3/8 × 3 = 36/24
  4. Add the two fractions:
    20/24 + 36/24 = 20 + 36/24 = 56/24
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 7/3
  6. In mixed form: 21/3

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