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Add 36/20 and 12/48

1st number: 1 16/20, 2nd number: 12/48

36/20 + 12/48 is 41/20.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 20 and 48 is 240
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 20 × 12 = 240,
    36/20 = 36 × 12/20 × 12 = 432/240
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 48 × 5 = 240,
    12/48 = 12 × 5/48 × 5 = 60/240
  4. Add the two fractions:
    432/240 + 60/240 = 432 + 60/240 = 492/240
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 41/20
  6. In mixed form: 21/20

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