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Add 45/2 and 20/4

1st number: 22 1/2, 2nd number: 5 0/4

45/2 + 20/4 is 55/2.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 4 is 4
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 2 = 4,
    45/2 = 45 × 2/2 × 2 = 90/4
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 4 × 1 = 4,
    20/4 = 20 × 1/4 × 1 = 20/4
  4. Add the two fractions:
    90/4 + 20/4 = 90 + 20/4 = 110/4
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 55/2
  6. In mixed form: 271/2

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