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Add 12/3 and 6/18

1st number: 4 0/3, 2nd number: 6/18

12/3 + 6/18 is 13/3.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 18 is 18
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 6 = 18,
    12/3 = 12 × 6/3 × 6 = 72/18
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 1 = 18,
    6/18 = 6 × 1/18 × 1 = 6/18
  4. Add the two fractions:
    72/18 + 6/18 = 72 + 6/18 = 78/18
  5. 78/18 simplified gives 13/3
  6. So, 12/3 + 6/18 = 13/3
    In mixed form: 41/3

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