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Add 15/12 and 9/24

1st number: 1 3/12, 2nd number: 9/24

15/12 + 9/24 is 13/8.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 24 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 24 × 1 = 24,
    9/24 = 9 × 1/24 × 1 = 9/24
  4. Add the two fractions:
    30/24 + 9/24 = 30 + 9/24 = 39/24
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 13/8
  6. In mixed form: 15/8

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