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Add 5/3 and 12/40

1st number: 1 2/3, 2nd number: 12/40

5/3 + 12/40 is 59/30.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 40 is 120
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 40 = 120,
    5/3 = 5 × 40/3 × 40 = 200/120
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 3 = 120,
    12/40 = 12 × 3/40 × 3 = 36/120
  4. Add the two fractions:
    200/120 + 36/120 = 200 + 36/120 = 236/120
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 59/30
  6. In mixed form: 129/30

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