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Add 20/12 and 1/49

1st number: 1 8/12, 2nd number: 1/49

20/12 + 1/49 is 248/147.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 49 is 588
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 49 = 588,
    20/12 = 20 × 49/12 × 49 = 980/588
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 49 × 12 = 588,
    1/49 = 1 × 12/49 × 12 = 12/588
  4. Add the two fractions:
    980/588 + 12/588 = 980 + 12/588 = 992/588
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 248/147
  6. In mixed form: 1101/147

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