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Add 10/8 and 30/24

1st number: 1 2/8, 2nd number: 1 6/24

10/8 + 30/24 is 5/2.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 24 is 24
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 3 = 24,
    10/8 = 10 × 3/8 × 3 = 30/24
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 24 × 1 = 24,
    30/24 = 30 × 1/24 × 1 = 30/24
  4. Add the two fractions:
    30/24 + 30/24 = 30 + 30/24 = 60/24
  5. 60/24 simplified gives 5/2
  6. So, 10/8 + 30/24 = 5/2
    In mixed form: 21/2

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