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Add 5/24 and 12/45

5/24 + 12/45 is 19/40.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 24 and 45 is 360
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 24 × 15 = 360,
    5/24 = 5 × 15/24 × 15 = 75/360
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 45 × 8 = 360,
    12/45 = 12 × 8/45 × 8 = 96/360
  4. Add the two fractions:
    75/360 + 96/360 = 75 + 96/360 = 171/360
  5. 171/360 simplified gives 19/40
  6. So, 5/24 + 12/45 = 19/40

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