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Add 9/36 and 12/45

9/36 + 12/45 is 31/60.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 36 and 45 is 180
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 36 × 5 = 180,
    9/36 = 9 × 5/36 × 5 = 45/180
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 45 × 4 = 180,
    12/45 = 12 × 4/45 × 4 = 48/180
  4. Add the two fractions:
    45/180 + 48/180 = 45 + 48/180 = 93/180
  5. 93/180 simplified gives 31/60
  6. So, 9/36 + 12/45 = 31/60

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