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Add 1/4 and 18/12

1st number: 1/4, 2nd number: 1 6/12

1/4 + 18/12 is 7/4.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 12 is 12
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 3 = 12,
    1/4 = 1 × 3/4 × 3 = 3/12
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 12 × 1 = 12,
    18/12 = 18 × 1/12 × 1 = 18/12
  4. Add the two fractions:
    3/12 + 18/12 = 3 + 18/12 = 21/12
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 7/4
  6. In mixed form: 13/4

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