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Add 12/40 and 12/16

12/40 + 12/16 is 21/20.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 40 and 16 is 80
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 40 × 2 = 80,
    12/40 = 12 × 2/40 × 2 = 24/80
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 5 = 80,
    12/16 = 12 × 5/16 × 5 = 60/80
  4. Add the two fractions:
    24/80 + 60/80 = 24 + 60/80 = 84/80
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 21/20
  6. In mixed form: 11/20

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