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Add 10/4 and 12/5

1st number: 2 2/4, 2nd number: 2 2/5

10/4 + 12/5 is 49/10.

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,
    10/4 = 10 × 5/4 × 5 = 50/20
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 5 × 4 = 20,
    12/5 = 12 × 4/5 × 4 = 48/20
  4. Add the two fractions:
    50/20 + 48/20 = 50 + 48/20 = 98/20
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 49/10
  6. In mixed form: 49/10

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