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Add 45/12 and 27/8

1st number: 3 9/12, 2nd number: 3 3/8

45/12 + 27/8 is 57/8.

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,
    45/12 = 45 × 2/12 × 2 = 90/24
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 3 = 24,
    27/8 = 27 × 3/8 × 3 = 81/24
  4. Add the two fractions:
    90/24 + 81/24 = 90 + 81/24 = 171/24
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 57/8
  6. In mixed form: 71/8

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