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Add 12/40 and 84/16

1st number: 12/40, 2nd number: 5 4/16

12/40 + 84/16 is 111/20.

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,
    84/16 = 84 × 5/16 × 5 = 420/80
  4. Add the two fractions:
    24/80 + 420/80 = 24 + 420/80 = 444/80
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 111/20
  6. In mixed form: 511/20

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