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Add 6/12 and 5/6

6/12 + 5/6 is 4/3.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 6 is 12
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 1 = 12,
    6/12 = 6 × 1/12 × 1 = 6/12
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 6 × 2 = 12,
    5/6 = 5 × 2/6 × 2 = 10/12
  4. Add the two fractions:
    6/12 + 10/12 = 6 + 10/12 = 16/12
  5. 16/12 simplified gives 4/3
  6. So, 6/12 + 5/6 = 4/3
    In mixed form: 11/3

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