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Add 12/5 and 12/8

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

12/5 + 12/8 is 39/10.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 8 is 40
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 8 = 40,
    12/5 = 12 × 8/5 × 8 = 96/40
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 5 = 40,
    12/8 = 12 × 5/8 × 5 = 60/40
  4. Add the two fractions:
    96/40 + 60/40 = 96 + 60/40 = 156/40
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 39/10
  6. In mixed form: 39/10

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