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Add 18/8 and 1/12

1st number: 2 2/8, 2nd number: 1/12

18/8 + 1/12 is 7/3.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 12 is 24
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 3 = 24,
    18/8 = 18 × 3/8 × 3 = 54/24
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 12 × 2 = 24,
    1/12 = 1 × 2/12 × 2 = 2/24
  4. Add the two fractions:
    54/24 + 2/24 = 54 + 2/24 = 56/24
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 7/3
  6. In mixed form: 21/3

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