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Add 12/5 and 6/16

1st number: 2 2/5, 2nd number: 6/16

12/5 + 6/16 is 111/40.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 16 is 80
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 16 = 80,
    12/5 = 12 × 16/5 × 16 = 192/80
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 5 = 80,
    6/16 = 6 × 5/16 × 5 = 30/80
  4. Add the two fractions:
    192/80 + 30/80 = 192 + 30/80 = 222/80
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 111/40
  6. In mixed form: 231/40

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