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Add 20/3 and 7/12

1st number: 6 2/3, 2nd number: 7/12

20/3 + 7/12 is 29/4.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 12 is 12
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 4 = 12,
    20/3 = 20 × 4/3 × 4 = 80/12
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 12 × 1 = 12,
    7/12 = 7 × 1/12 × 1 = 7/12
  4. Add the two fractions:
    80/12 + 7/12 = 80 + 7/12 = 87/12
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 29/4
  6. In mixed form: 71/4

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