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Add 20/4 and 2/12

1st number: 5 0/4, 2nd number: 2/12

20/4 + 2/12 is 31/6.

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,
    20/4 = 20 × 3/4 × 3 = 60/12
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 12 × 1 = 12,
    2/12 = 2 × 1/12 × 1 = 2/12
  4. Add the two fractions:
    60/12 + 2/12 = 60 + 2/12 = 62/12
  5. 62/12 simplified gives 31/6
  6. So, 20/4 + 2/12 = 31/6
    In mixed form: 51/6

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