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Add 20/9 and 14/12

1st number: 2 2/9, 2nd number: 1 2/12

20/9 + 14/12 is 61/18.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 9 and 12 is 36
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 9 × 4 = 36,
    20/9 = 20 × 4/9 × 4 = 80/36
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 12 × 3 = 36,
    14/12 = 14 × 3/12 × 3 = 42/36
  4. Add the two fractions:
    80/36 + 42/36 = 80 + 42/36 = 122/36
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 61/18
  6. In mixed form: 37/18

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