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Add 4/12 and 5/9

4/12 + 5/9 is 8/9.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 9 is 36
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 3 = 36,
    4/12 = 4 × 3/12 × 3 = 12/36
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 4 = 36,
    5/9 = 5 × 4/9 × 4 = 20/36
  4. Add the two fractions:
    12/36 + 20/36 = 12 + 20/36 = 32/36
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 8/9

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