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Add 16/3 and 7/12

1st number: 5 1/3, 2nd number: 7/12

16/3 + 7/12 is 71/12.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 12 is 12
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 4 = 12,
    16/3 = 16 × 4/3 × 4 = 64/12
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 12 × 1 = 12,
    7/12 = 7 × 1/12 × 1 = 7/12
  4. Add the two fractions:
    64/12 + 7/12 = 64 + 7/12 = 71/12
  5. In mixed form: 511/12

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