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Add 12/20 and 36/48

12/20 + 36/48 is 27/20.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 20 and 48 is 240
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 20 × 12 = 240,
    12/20 = 12 × 12/20 × 12 = 144/240
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 48 × 5 = 240,
    36/48 = 36 × 5/48 × 5 = 180/240
  4. Add the two fractions:
    144/240 + 180/240 = 144 + 180/240 = 324/240
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 27/20
  6. In mixed form: 17/20

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