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Add 20/5 and 12/24

1st number: 4 0/5, 2nd number: 12/24

20/5 + 12/24 is 9/2.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 24 is 120
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 24 = 120,
    20/5 = 20 × 24/5 × 24 = 480/120
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 24 × 5 = 120,
    12/24 = 12 × 5/24 × 5 = 60/120
  4. Add the two fractions:
    480/120 + 60/120 = 480 + 60/120 = 540/120
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 9/2
  6. In mixed form: 41/2

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