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Add 15/12 and 7/5

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

15/12 + 7/5 is 53/20.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 5 is 60
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 5 = 60,
    15/12 = 15 × 5/12 × 5 = 75/60
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 5 × 12 = 60,
    7/5 = 7 × 12/5 × 12 = 84/60
  4. Add the two fractions:
    75/60 + 84/60 = 75 + 84/60 = 159/60
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 53/20
  6. In mixed form: 213/20

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