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Add 56/3 and 12/5

1st number: 18 2/3, 2nd number: 2 2/5

56/3 + 12/5 is 316/15.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 5 is 15
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 5 = 15,
    56/3 = 56 × 5/3 × 5 = 280/15
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 5 × 3 = 15,
    12/5 = 12 × 3/5 × 3 = 36/15
  4. Add the two fractions:
    280/15 + 36/15 = 280 + 36/15 = 316/15
  5. In mixed form: 211/15

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