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Add 5/2 and 6/12

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

5/2 + 6/12 is 3/1.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 12 is 12
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 6 = 12,
    5/2 = 5 × 6/2 × 6 = 30/12
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 12 × 1 = 12,
    6/12 = 6 × 1/12 × 1 = 6/12
  4. Add the two fractions:
    30/12 + 6/12 = 30 + 6/12 = 36/12
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 3/1

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