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Add 18/4 and 7/12

1st number: 4 2/4, 2nd number: 7/12

18/4 + 7/12 is 61/12.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 12 is 12
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 3 = 12,
    18/4 = 18 × 3/4 × 3 = 54/12
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 12 × 1 = 12,
    7/12 = 7 × 1/12 × 1 = 7/12
  4. Add the two fractions:
    54/12 + 7/12 = 54 + 7/12 = 61/12
  5. In mixed form: 51/12

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