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Add 12/5 and 9/16

1st number: 2 2/5, 2nd number: 9/16

12/5 + 9/16 is 237/80.

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,
    9/16 = 9 × 5/16 × 5 = 45/80
  4. Add the two fractions:
    192/80 + 45/80 = 192 + 45/80 = 237/80
  5. So, 12/5 + 9/16 = 237/80
    In mixed form: 277/80

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