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Add 5/3 and 1/4

1st number: 1 2/3, 2nd number: 1/4

5/3 + 1/4 is 23/12.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 4 is 12
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 4 = 12,
    5/3 = 5 × 4/3 × 4 = 20/12
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 4 × 3 = 12,
    1/4 = 1 × 3/4 × 3 = 3/12
  4. Add the two fractions:
    20/12 + 3/12 = 20 + 3/12 = 23/12
  5. In mixed form: 111/12

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