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Add 12/5 and 4/36

1st number: 2 2/5, 2nd number: 4/36

12/5 + 4/36 is 113/45.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 36 is 180
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 36 = 180,
    12/5 = 12 × 36/5 × 36 = 432/180
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 36 × 5 = 180,
    4/36 = 4 × 5/36 × 5 = 20/180
  4. Add the two fractions:
    432/180 + 20/180 = 432 + 20/180 = 452/180
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 113/45
  6. In mixed form: 223/45

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