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Add 36/12 and 20/16

1st number: 3 0/12, 2nd number: 1 4/16

36/12 + 20/16 is 17/4.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 16 is 48
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 4 = 48,
    36/12 = 36 × 4/12 × 4 = 144/48
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 3 = 48,
    20/16 = 20 × 3/16 × 3 = 60/48
  4. Add the two fractions:
    144/48 + 60/48 = 144 + 60/48 = 204/48
  5. 204/48 simplified gives 17/4
  6. So, 36/12 + 20/16 = 17/4
    In mixed form: 41/4

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