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Add 15/8 and 27/24

1st number: 1 7/8, 2nd number: 1 3/24

15/8 + 27/24 is 3/1.

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,
    27/24 = 27 × 1/24 × 1 = 27/24
  4. Add the two fractions:
    45/24 + 27/24 = 45 + 27/24 = 72/24
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 3/1

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