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Add 36/8 and 21/12

1st number: 4 4/8, 2nd number: 1 9/12

36/8 + 21/12 is 25/4.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 12 is 24
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 3 = 24,
    36/8 = 36 × 3/8 × 3 = 108/24
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 12 × 2 = 24,
    21/12 = 21 × 2/12 × 2 = 42/24
  4. Add the two fractions:
    108/24 + 42/24 = 108 + 42/24 = 150/24
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 25/4
  6. In mixed form: 61/4

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