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Add 12/45 and 4/49

12/45 + 4/49 is 256/735.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 45 and 49 is 2205
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 45 × 49 = 2205,
    12/45 = 12 × 49/45 × 49 = 588/2205
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 49 × 45 = 2205,
    4/49 = 4 × 45/49 × 45 = 180/2205
  4. Add the two fractions:
    588/2205 + 180/2205 = 588 + 180/2205 = 768/2205
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 256/735

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