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Add 12/5 and 16/12

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

12/5 + 16/12 is 56/15.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 12 is 60
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 12 = 60,
    12/5 = 12 × 12/5 × 12 = 144/60
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 12 × 5 = 60,
    16/12 = 16 × 5/12 × 5 = 80/60
  4. Add the two fractions:
    144/60 + 80/60 = 144 + 80/60 = 224/60
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 56/15
  6. In mixed form: 311/15

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