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Add 36/20 and 12/8

1st number: 1 16/20, 2nd number: 1 4/8

36/20 + 12/8 is 33/10.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 20 and 8 is 40
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 20 × 2 = 40,
    36/20 = 36 × 2/20 × 2 = 72/40
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 5 = 40,
    12/8 = 12 × 5/8 × 5 = 60/40
  4. Add the two fractions:
    72/40 + 60/40 = 72 + 60/40 = 132/40
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 33/10
  6. In mixed form: 33/10

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