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Add 40/12 and 18/24

1st number: 3 4/12, 2nd number: 18/24

40/12 + 18/24 is 49/12.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 24 is 24
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 2 = 24,
    40/12 = 40 × 2/12 × 2 = 80/24
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 24 × 1 = 24,
    18/24 = 18 × 1/24 × 1 = 18/24
  4. Add the two fractions:
    80/24 + 18/24 = 80 + 18/24 = 98/24
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 49/12
  6. In mixed form: 41/12

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