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Add 7/2 and 9/12

1st number: 3 1/2, 2nd number: 9/12

7/2 + 9/12 is 17/4.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 12 is 12
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 6 = 12,
    7/2 = 7 × 6/2 × 6 = 42/12
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 12 × 1 = 12,
    9/12 = 9 × 1/12 × 1 = 9/12
  4. Add the two fractions:
    42/12 + 9/12 = 42 + 9/12 = 51/12
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 17/4
  6. In mixed form: 41/4

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