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Add 8/12 and 2/5

8/12 + 2/5 is 16/15.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 5 is 60
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 5 = 60,
    8/12 = 8 × 5/12 × 5 = 40/60
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 5 × 12 = 60,
    2/5 = 2 × 12/5 × 12 = 24/60
  4. Add the two fractions:
    40/60 + 24/60 = 40 + 24/60 = 64/60
  5. 64/60 simplified gives 16/15
  6. So, 8/12 + 2/5 = 16/15
    In mixed form: 11/15

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