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Add 18/12 and 60/16

1st number: 1 6/12, 2nd number: 3 12/16

18/12 + 60/16 is 21/4.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 16 is 48
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 4 = 48,
    18/12 = 18 × 4/12 × 4 = 72/48
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 3 = 48,
    60/16 = 60 × 3/16 × 3 = 180/48
  4. Add the two fractions:
    72/48 + 180/48 = 72 + 180/48 = 252/48
  5. 252/48 simplified gives 21/4
  6. So, 18/12 + 60/16 = 21/4
    In mixed form: 51/4

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