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Add 15/12 and 45/8

1st number: 1 3/12, 2nd number: 5 5/8

15/12 + 45/8 is 55/8.

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,
    45/8 = 45 × 3/8 × 3 = 135/24
  4. Add the two fractions:
    30/24 + 135/24 = 30 + 135/24 = 165/24
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 55/8
  6. In mixed form: 67/8

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