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Add 14/5 and 16/7

1st number: 2 4/5, 2nd number: 2 2/7

14/5 + 16/7 is 178/35.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 7 is 35
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 7 = 35,
    14/5 = 14 × 7/5 × 7 = 98/35
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 5 = 35,
    16/7 = 16 × 5/7 × 5 = 80/35
  4. Add the two fractions:
    98/35 + 80/35 = 98 + 80/35 = 178/35
  5. In mixed form: 53/35

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