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Add 36/60 and 20/16

1st number: 36/60, 2nd number: 1 4/16

36/60 + 20/16 is 37/20.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 60 and 16 is 240
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 60 × 4 = 240,
    36/60 = 36 × 4/60 × 4 = 144/240
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 15 = 240,
    20/16 = 20 × 15/16 × 15 = 300/240
  4. Add the two fractions:
    144/240 + 300/240 = 144 + 300/240 = 444/240
  5. 444/240 simplified gives 37/20
  6. So, 36/60 + 20/16 = 37/20
    In mixed form: 117/20

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