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Add 36/24 and 42/20

1st number: 1 12/24, 2nd number: 2 2/20

36/24 + 42/20 is 18/5.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 24 and 20 is 120
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 24 × 5 = 120,
    36/24 = 36 × 5/24 × 5 = 180/120
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 20 × 6 = 120,
    42/20 = 42 × 6/20 × 6 = 252/120
  4. Add the two fractions:
    180/120 + 252/120 = 180 + 252/120 = 432/120
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 18/5
  6. In mixed form: 33/5

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