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Add 1/16 and 42/30

1st number: 1/16, 2nd number: 1 12/30

1/16 + 42/30 is 117/80.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 16 and 30 is 240
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 16 × 15 = 240,
    1/16 = 1 × 15/16 × 15 = 15/240
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 30 × 8 = 240,
    42/30 = 42 × 8/30 × 8 = 336/240
  4. Add the two fractions:
    15/240 + 336/240 = 15 + 336/240 = 351/240
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 117/80
  6. In mixed form: 137/80

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