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Add 1/2 and 12/27

1/2 + 12/27 is 17/18.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 27 is 54
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 27 = 54,
    1/2 = 1 × 27/2 × 27 = 27/54
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 27 × 2 = 54,
    12/27 = 12 × 2/27 × 2 = 24/54
  4. Add the two fractions:
    27/54 + 24/54 = 27 + 24/54 = 51/54
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 17/18

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