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Add 12/8 and 15/9

1st number: 1 4/8, 2nd number: 1 6/9

12/8 + 15/9 is 19/6.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 9 is 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 9 = 72,
    12/8 = 12 × 9/8 × 9 = 108/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 8 = 72,
    15/9 = 15 × 8/9 × 8 = 120/72
  4. Add the two fractions:
    108/72 + 120/72 = 108 + 120/72 = 228/72
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 19/6
  6. In mixed form: 31/6

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