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Add 8/6 and 2/15

1st number: 1 2/6, 2nd number: 2/15

8/6 + 2/15 is 22/15.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 15 is 30
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 5 = 30,
    8/6 = 8 × 5/6 × 5 = 40/30
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 15 × 2 = 30,
    2/15 = 2 × 2/15 × 2 = 4/30
  4. Add the two fractions:
    40/30 + 4/30 = 40 + 4/30 = 44/30
  5. 44/30 simplified gives 22/15
  6. So, 8/6 + 2/15 = 22/15
    In mixed form: 17/15

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