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Add 7/3 and 8/12

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

7/3 + 8/12 is 3/1.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 12 is 12
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 4 = 12,
    7/3 = 7 × 4/3 × 4 = 28/12
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 12 × 1 = 12,
    8/12 = 8 × 1/12 × 1 = 8/12
  4. Add the two fractions:
    28/12 + 8/12 = 28 + 8/12 = 36/12
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 3/1

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