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Add 2/12 and 18/8

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

2/12 + 18/8 is 29/12.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 8 is 24
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 2 = 24,
    2/12 = 2 × 2/12 × 2 = 4/24
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 3 = 24,
    18/8 = 18 × 3/8 × 3 = 54/24
  4. Add the two fractions:
    4/24 + 54/24 = 4 + 54/24 = 58/24
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 29/12
  6. In mixed form: 25/12

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