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Add 54/12 and 20/16

1st number: 4 6/12, 2nd number: 1 4/16

54/12 + 20/16 is 23/4.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 16 is 48
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 4 = 48,
    54/12 = 54 × 4/12 × 4 = 216/48
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 3 = 48,
    20/16 = 20 × 3/16 × 3 = 60/48
  4. Add the two fractions:
    216/48 + 60/48 = 216 + 60/48 = 276/48
  5. 276/48 simplified gives 23/4
  6. So, 54/12 + 20/16 = 23/4
    In mixed form: 53/4

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