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Add 6/4 and 5/12

1st number: 1 2/4, 2nd number: 5/12

6/4 + 5/12 is 23/12.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 12 is 12
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 3 = 12,
    6/4 = 6 × 3/4 × 3 = 18/12
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 12 × 1 = 12,
    5/12 = 5 × 1/12 × 1 = 5/12
  4. Add the two fractions:
    18/12 + 5/12 = 18 + 5/12 = 23/12
  5. In mixed form: 111/12

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