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Add 15/8 and 35/27

1st number: 1 7/8, 2nd number: 1 8/27

15/8 + 35/27 is 685/216.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 27 is 216
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 27 = 216,
    15/8 = 15 × 27/8 × 27 = 405/216
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 27 × 8 = 216,
    35/27 = 35 × 8/27 × 8 = 280/216
  4. Add the two fractions:
    405/216 + 280/216 = 405 + 280/216 = 685/216
  5. In mixed form: 337/216

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