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Add 84/6 and 20/72

1st number: 14 0/6, 2nd number: 20/72

84/6 + 20/72 is 257/18.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 72 is 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 12 = 72,
    84/6 = 84 × 12/6 × 12 = 1008/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 72 × 1 = 72,
    20/72 = 20 × 1/72 × 1 = 20/72
  4. Add the two fractions:
    1008/72 + 20/72 = 1008 + 20/72 = 1028/72
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 257/18
  6. In mixed form: 145/18

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