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Add 5/12 and 10/6

1st number: 5/12, 2nd number: 1 4/6

5/12 + 10/6 is 25/12.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 6 is 12
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 1 = 12,
    5/12 = 5 × 1/12 × 1 = 5/12
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 6 × 2 = 12,
    10/6 = 10 × 2/6 × 2 = 20/12
  4. Add the two fractions:
    5/12 + 20/12 = 5 + 20/12 = 25/12
  5. In mixed form: 21/12

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