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Add 24/9 and 7/12

1st number: 2 6/9, 2nd number: 7/12

24/9 + 7/12 is 13/4.

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,
    24/9 = 24 × 4/9 × 4 = 96/36
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 12 × 3 = 36,
    7/12 = 7 × 3/12 × 3 = 21/36
  4. Add the two fractions:
    96/36 + 21/36 = 96 + 21/36 = 117/36
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 13/4
  6. In mixed form: 31/4

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