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Add 6/8 and 5/6

6/8 + 5/6 is 19/12.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 6 is 24
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 3 = 24,
    6/8 = 6 × 3/8 × 3 = 18/24
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 6 × 4 = 24,
    5/6 = 5 × 4/6 × 4 = 20/24
  4. Add the two fractions:
    18/24 + 20/24 = 18 + 20/24 = 38/24
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 19/12
  6. In mixed form: 17/12

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