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Add 3/6 and 18/12

1st number: 3/6, 2nd number: 1 6/12

3/6 + 18/12 is 2/1.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 12 is 12
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 2 = 12,
    3/6 = 3 × 2/6 × 2 = 6/12
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 12 × 1 = 12,
    18/12 = 18 × 1/12 × 1 = 18/12
  4. Add the two fractions:
    6/12 + 18/12 = 6 + 18/12 = 24/12
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 2/1

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