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Add 8/6 and 2/8

1st number: 1 2/6, 2nd number: 2/8

8/6 + 2/8 is 19/12.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 8 is 24
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 4 = 24,
    8/6 = 8 × 4/6 × 4 = 32/24
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 3 = 24,
    2/8 = 2 × 3/8 × 3 = 6/24
  4. Add the two fractions:
    32/24 + 6/24 = 32 + 6/24 = 38/24
  5. 38/24 simplified gives 19/12
  6. So, 8/6 + 2/8 = 19/12
    In mixed form: 17/12

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