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Add 30/12 and 72/8

1st number: 2 6/12, 2nd number: 9 0/8

30/12 + 72/8 is 23/2.

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,
    30/12 = 30 × 2/12 × 2 = 60/24
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 3 = 24,
    72/8 = 72 × 3/8 × 3 = 216/24
  4. Add the two fractions:
    60/24 + 216/24 = 60 + 216/24 = 276/24
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 23/2
  6. In mixed form: 111/2

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