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Add 5/16 and 2/36

5/16 + 2/36 is 53/144.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 16 and 36 is 144
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 16 × 9 = 144,
    5/16 = 5 × 9/16 × 9 = 45/144
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 36 × 4 = 144,
    2/36 = 2 × 4/36 × 4 = 8/144
  4. Add the two fractions:
    45/144 + 8/144 = 45 + 8/144 = 53/144

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