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Add 84/5 and 8/12

1st number: 16 4/5, 2nd number: 8/12

84/5 + 8/12 is 262/15.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 12 is 60
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 12 = 60,
    84/5 = 84 × 12/5 × 12 = 1008/60
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 12 × 5 = 60,
    8/12 = 8 × 5/12 × 5 = 40/60
  4. Add the two fractions:
    1008/60 + 40/60 = 1008 + 40/60 = 1048/60
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 262/15
  6. In mixed form: 177/15

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