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Add 16/12 and 70/36

1st number: 1 4/12, 2nd number: 1 34/36

16/12 + 70/36 is 59/18.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 36 is 36
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 3 = 36,
    16/12 = 16 × 3/12 × 3 = 48/36
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 36 × 1 = 36,
    70/36 = 70 × 1/36 × 1 = 70/36
  4. Add the two fractions:
    48/36 + 70/36 = 48 + 70/36 = 118/36
  5. 118/36 simplified gives 59/18
  6. So, 16/12 + 70/36 = 59/18
    In mixed form: 35/18

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