## Step 1

Can you add yet? Nope! The denominators don"t match. We require a typical denominator. So following we take both denominators and also multiply them. Next, take each numerator and also multiply the by the denominator of the other term.

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So, us multiply 8 by 11, and also get 88, then we multiply 12 through 11 and get 132.

Now for the 2nd term. You main point 8 by 12, and get 96, then multiply 12 by 11 and get 132.

We now have actually a new problem, the looks prefer this:

88132 |

132 |

## Step 2

Since our platform match, us can add the numerators.

88 + 96 = 184

That gives us the sum, i beg your pardon is

184132 |

## Step 3

Now, perform we have to simplify this fraction?

First, us attempt to division it by 2...

Are both the numerator and also the denominator evenly divisible by 2? Yes! for this reason we reduce it:

184132 |

66 |

Let"s shot dividing by that again...

Are both the numerator and also the denominator same divisible by 2? Yes! so we minimize it:

92 |

66 |

33 |

Let"s shot dividing by that again...

Nope! So currently we try the next biggest prime number, 3...

Nope! So currently we try the next biggest prime number, 5...

Nope! So now we shot the next best prime number, 7...

Nope! So now we try the next best prime number, 11...

Nope! So now we shot the next best prime number, 13...

Nope! So currently we try the next biggest prime number, 17...

Nope! So now we shot the next best prime number, 19...

Nope! So currently we try the next best prime number, 23...

Nope! So currently we try the next best prime number, 29...

Nope! So now we try the next greatest prime number, 31...

Nope! So currently we try the next biggest prime number, 37...

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No good. 37 is bigger than 33. For this reason we"re excellent reducing.

There you have it! Here"s the last answer to 8/12 + 8/118 |

12 |

11 |

33 |

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