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Add 15/2 and 27/24

1st number: 7 1/2, 2nd number: 1 3/24

15/2 + 27/24 is 69/8.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 24 is 24
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 12 = 24,
    15/2 = 15 × 12/2 × 12 = 180/24
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 24 × 1 = 24,
    27/24 = 27 × 1/24 × 1 = 27/24
  4. Add the two fractions:
    180/24 + 27/24 = 180 + 27/24 = 207/24
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 69/8
  6. In mixed form: 85/8

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