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Add 2/12 and 21/16

1st number: 2/12, 2nd number: 1 5/16

2/12 + 21/16 is 71/48.

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,
    2/12 = 2 × 4/12 × 4 = 8/48
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 3 = 48,
    21/16 = 21 × 3/16 × 3 = 63/48
  4. Add the two fractions:
    8/48 + 63/48 = 8 + 63/48 = 71/48
  5. So, 2/12 + 21/16 = 71/48
    In mixed form: 123/48

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