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Add 15/12 and 18/8

1st number: 1 3/12, 2nd number: 2 2/8

15/12 + 18/8 is 7/2.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 8 is 24
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 2 = 24,
    15/12 = 15 × 2/12 × 2 = 30/24
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 3 = 24,
    18/8 = 18 × 3/8 × 3 = 54/24
  4. Add the two fractions:
    30/24 + 54/24 = 30 + 54/24 = 84/24
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 7/2
  6. In mixed form: 31/2

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