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Add 12/5 and 8/12

1st number: 2 2/5, 2nd number: 8/12

12/5 + 8/12 is 46/15.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 12 is 60
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 12 = 60,
    12/5 = 12 × 12/5 × 12 = 144/60
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 12 × 5 = 60,
    8/12 = 8 × 5/12 × 5 = 40/60
  4. Add the two fractions:
    144/60 + 40/60 = 144 + 40/60 = 184/60
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 46/15
  6. In mixed form: 31/15

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