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1^{st} number: 2 1/2, 2^{nd} number: 1/6

52 + 16 is 83.

- Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:

LCM of 2 and 6 is**6**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 6 - For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 3 = 6,

52 = 5 × 32 × 3 = 156 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 6 × 1 = 6,

16 = 1 × 16 × 1 = 16 - Add the two like fractions:

156 + 16 = 15 + 16 = 166 - 16/6 simplified gives 83
- So, 5/2 + 1/6 = 8/3

In mixed form: 223

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