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Add 24/2 and 20/16

1st number: 12 0/2, 2nd number: 1 4/16

24/2 + 20/16 is 53/4.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 16 is 16
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 8 = 16,
    24/2 = 24 × 8/2 × 8 = 192/16
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 1 = 16,
    20/16 = 20 × 1/16 × 1 = 20/16
  4. Add the two fractions:
    192/16 + 20/16 = 192 + 20/16 = 212/16
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 53/4
  6. In mixed form: 131/4

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