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Add 1/2 and 24/3

1st number: 1/2, 2nd number: 8 0/3

1/2 + 24/3 is 17/2.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 3 is 6
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 3 = 6,
    1/2 = 1 × 3/2 × 3 = 3/6
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 3 × 2 = 6,
    24/3 = 24 × 2/3 × 2 = 48/6
  4. Add the two fractions:
    3/6 + 48/6 = 3 + 48/6 = 51/6
  5. 51/6 simplified gives 17/2
  6. So, 1/2 + 24/3 = 17/2
    In mixed form: 81/2

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