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Add 5/2 and 12/3

1st number: 2 1/2, 2nd number: 4 0/3

5/2 + 12/3 is 13/2.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 3 is 6
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 3 = 6,
    5/2 = 5 × 3/2 × 3 = 15/6
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 3 × 2 = 6,
    12/3 = 12 × 2/3 × 2 = 24/6
  4. Add the two fractions:
    15/6 + 24/6 = 15 + 24/6 = 39/6
  5. 39/6 simplified gives 13/2
  6. So, 5/2 + 12/3 = 13/2
    In mixed form: 61/2

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