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Add 5/8 and 14/12

1st number: 5/8, 2nd number: 1 2/12

5/8 + 14/12 is 43/24.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 12 is 24
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 3 = 24,
    5/8 = 5 × 3/8 × 3 = 15/24
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 12 × 2 = 24,
    14/12 = 14 × 2/12 × 2 = 28/24
  4. Add the two fractions:
    15/24 + 28/24 = 15 + 28/24 = 43/24
  5. In mixed form: 119/24

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