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Add 49/3 and 12/9

1st number: 16 1/3, 2nd number: 1 3/9

49/3 + 12/9 is 53/3.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 9 is 9
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 3 = 9,
    49/3 = 49 × 3/3 × 3 = 147/9
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 1 = 9,
    12/9 = 12 × 1/9 × 1 = 12/9
  4. Add the two fractions:
    147/9 + 12/9 = 147 + 12/9 = 159/9
  5. 159/9 simplified gives 53/3
  6. So, 49/3 + 12/9 = 53/3
    In mixed form: 172/3

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