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Add 10/3 and 72/16

1st number: 3 1/3, 2nd number: 4 8/16

10/3 + 72/16 is 47/6.

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,
    10/3 = 10 × 16/3 × 16 = 160/48
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 3 = 48,
    72/16 = 72 × 3/16 × 3 = 216/48
  4. Add the two fractions:
    160/48 + 216/48 = 160 + 216/48 = 376/48
  5. 376/48 simplified gives 47/6
  6. So, 10/3 + 72/16 = 47/6
    In mixed form: 75/6

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