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Add 12/9 and 14/12

1st number: 1 3/9, 2nd number: 1 2/12

12/9 + 14/12 is 5/2.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 9 and 12 is 36
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 9 × 4 = 36,
    12/9 = 12 × 4/9 × 4 = 48/36
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 12 × 3 = 36,
    14/12 = 14 × 3/12 × 3 = 42/36
  4. Add the two fractions:
    48/36 + 42/36 = 48 + 42/36 = 90/36
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 5/2
  6. In mixed form: 21/2

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