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Add 3/12 and 45/4

1st number: 3/12, 2nd number: 11 1/4

3/12 + 45/4 is 23/2.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 4 is 12
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 1 = 12,
    3/12 = 3 × 1/12 × 1 = 3/12
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 4 × 3 = 12,
    45/4 = 45 × 3/4 × 3 = 135/12
  4. Add the two fractions:
    3/12 + 135/12 = 3 + 135/12 = 138/12
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 23/2
  6. In mixed form: 111/2

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