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Add 1/2 and 5/3

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

1/2 + 5/3 is 13/6.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 3 is 6
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 3 = 6,
    1/2 = 1 × 3/2 × 3 = 3/6
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 3 × 2 = 6,
    5/3 = 5 × 2/3 × 2 = 10/6
  4. Add the two fractions:
    3/6 + 10/6 = 3 + 10/6 = 13/6
  5. In mixed form: 21/6

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