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Add 3/16 and 12/20

3/16 + 12/20 is 63/80.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 16 and 20 is 80

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 80
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 16 × 5 = 80,
    3/16 = 3 × 5/16 × 5 = 15/80
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 20 × 4 = 80,
    12/20 = 12 × 4/20 × 4 = 48/80
  4. Add the two like fractions:
    15/80 + 48/80 = 15 + 48/80 = 63/80
  5. So, 3/16 + 12/20 = 63/80

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