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Add 54/12 and 20/32

1st number: 4 6/12, 2nd number: 20/32

54/12 + 20/32 is 41/8.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 32 is 96
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 8 = 96,
    54/12 = 54 × 8/12 × 8 = 432/96
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 32 × 3 = 96,
    20/32 = 20 × 3/32 × 3 = 60/96
  4. Add the two fractions:
    432/96 + 60/96 = 432 + 60/96 = 492/96
  5. 492/96 simplified gives 41/8
  6. So, 54/12 + 20/32 = 41/8
    In mixed form: 51/8

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