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Add 1/4 and 1/5

1/4 + 1/5 is 9/20.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 5 is 20
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 5 = 20,
    1/4 = 1 × 5/4 × 5 = 5/20
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 5 × 4 = 20,
    1/5 = 1 × 4/5 × 4 = 4/20
  4. Add the two fractions:
    5/20 + 4/20 = 5 + 4/20 = 9/20

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