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Add 5/24 and 2/12

5/24 + 2/12 is 3/8.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 24 and 12 is 24
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 24 × 1 = 24,
    5/24 = 5 × 1/24 × 1 = 5/24
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 12 × 2 = 24,
    2/12 = 2 × 2/12 × 2 = 4/24
  4. Add the two fractions:
    5/24 + 4/24 = 5 + 4/24 = 9/24
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 3/8

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