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Add 1/2 and 21/16

1st number: 1/2, 2nd number: 1 5/16

1/2 + 21/16 is 29/16.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 16 is 16
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 8 = 16,
    1/2 = 1 × 8/2 × 8 = 8/16
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 1 = 16,
    21/16 = 21 × 1/16 × 1 = 21/16
  4. Add the two fractions:
    8/16 + 21/16 = 8 + 21/16 = 29/16
  5. So, 1/2 + 21/16 = 29/16
    In mixed form: 113/16

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