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Add 8/12 and 15/18

8/12 + 15/18 is 3/2.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 18 is 36
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 3 = 36,
    8/12 = 8 × 3/12 × 3 = 24/36
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 2 = 36,
    15/18 = 15 × 2/18 × 2 = 30/36
  4. Add the two fractions:
    24/36 + 30/36 = 24 + 30/36 = 54/36
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 3/2
  6. In mixed form: 11/2

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