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Add 45/18 and 60/12

1st number: 2 9/18, 2nd number: 5 0/12

45/18 + 60/12 is 15/2.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 18 and 12 is 36
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 18 × 2 = 36,
    45/18 = 45 × 2/18 × 2 = 90/36
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 12 × 3 = 36,
    60/12 = 60 × 3/12 × 3 = 180/36
  4. Add the two fractions:
    90/36 + 180/36 = 90 + 180/36 = 270/36
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 15/2
  6. In mixed form: 71/2

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