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Add 27/12 and 5/15

1st number: 2 3/12, 2nd number: 5/15

27/12 + 5/15 is 31/12.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 15 is 60
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 5 = 60,
    27/12 = 27 × 5/12 × 5 = 135/60
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 15 × 4 = 60,
    5/15 = 5 × 4/15 × 4 = 20/60
  4. Add the two fractions:
    135/60 + 20/60 = 135 + 20/60 = 155/60
  5. 155/60 simplified gives 31/12
  6. So, 27/12 + 5/15 = 31/12
    In mixed form: 27/12

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