Please see this question I am asked in one of my textbooks. I am asked to add a time signature. My answer is 12/16 but the problem is that I can't divide the bar into 4 dotted quavers because of the quaver rest in the middle of the second bar. In 12/8 you are supposed to clearly show the 4 beat divisions. Is this the case for 12/16 too? If so then how can this be right?