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Add 40/4 and 3/12

1st number: 10 0/4, 2nd number: 3/12

40/4 + 3/12 is 41/4.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 12 is 12
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 3 = 12,
    40/4 = 40 × 3/4 × 3 = 120/12
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 12 × 1 = 12,
    3/12 = 3 × 1/12 × 1 = 3/12
  4. Add the two fractions:
    120/12 + 3/12 = 120 + 3/12 = 123/12
  5. 123/12 simplified gives 41/4
  6. So, 40/4 + 3/12 = 41/4
    In mixed form: 101/4

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