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Add 1/3 and 5/16

1/3 + 5/16 is 31/48.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 16 is 48
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 16 = 48,
    1/3 = 1 × 16/3 × 16 = 16/48
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 3 = 48,
    5/16 = 5 × 3/16 × 3 = 15/48
  4. Add the two fractions:
    16/48 + 15/48 = 16 + 15/48 = 31/48

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