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Add 84/12 and 48/9

1st number: 7 0/12, 2nd number: 5 3/9

84/12 + 48/9 is 37/3.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 9 is 36
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 3 = 36,
    84/12 = 84 × 3/12 × 3 = 252/36
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 4 = 36,
    48/9 = 48 × 4/9 × 4 = 192/36
  4. Add the two fractions:
    252/36 + 192/36 = 252 + 192/36 = 444/36
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 37/3
  6. In mixed form: 121/3

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