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Add 15/8 and 2/24

1st number: 1 7/8, 2nd number: 2/24

15/8 + 2/24 is 47/24.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 24 is 24
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 3 = 24,
    15/8 = 15 × 3/8 × 3 = 45/24
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 24 × 1 = 24,
    2/24 = 2 × 1/24 × 1 = 2/24
  4. Add the two fractions:
    45/24 + 2/24 = 45 + 2/24 = 47/24
  5. In mixed form: 123/24

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