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Add 9/12 and 8/49

9/12 + 8/49 is 179/196.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 49 is 588
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 49 = 588,
    9/12 = 9 × 49/12 × 49 = 441/588
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 49 × 12 = 588,
    8/49 = 8 × 12/49 × 12 = 96/588
  4. Add the two fractions:
    441/588 + 96/588 = 441 + 96/588 = 537/588
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 179/196

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