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Add 15/12 and 27/16

1st number: 1 3/12, 2nd number: 1 11/16

15/12 + 27/16 is 47/16.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 16 is 48
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 4 = 48,
    15/12 = 15 × 4/12 × 4 = 60/48
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 3 = 48,
    27/16 = 27 × 3/16 × 3 = 81/48
  4. Add the two fractions:
    60/48 + 81/48 = 60 + 81/48 = 141/48
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 47/16
  6. In mixed form: 215/16

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