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Add 30/60 and 12/8

1st number: 30/60, 2nd number: 1 4/8

30/60 + 12/8 is 2/1.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 60 and 8 is 120
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 60 × 2 = 120,
    30/60 = 30 × 2/60 × 2 = 60/120
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 15 = 120,
    12/8 = 12 × 15/8 × 15 = 180/120
  4. Add the two fractions:
    60/120 + 180/120 = 60 + 180/120 = 240/120
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 2/1

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