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Add 15/2 and 10/12

1st number: 7 1/2, 2nd number: 10/12

15/2 + 10/12 is 25/3.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 12 is 12
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 6 = 12,
    15/2 = 15 × 6/2 × 6 = 90/12
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 12 × 1 = 12,
    10/12 = 10 × 1/12 × 1 = 10/12
  4. Add the two fractions:
    90/12 + 10/12 = 90 + 10/12 = 100/12
  5. 100/12 simplified gives 25/3
  6. So, 15/2 + 10/12 = 25/3
    In mixed form: 81/3

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