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Add 15/2 and 45/16

1st number: 7 1/2, 2nd number: 2 13/16

15/2 + 45/16 is 165/16.

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,
    15/2 = 15 × 8/2 × 8 = 120/16
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 1 = 16,
    45/16 = 45 × 1/16 × 1 = 45/16
  4. Add the two fractions:
    120/16 + 45/16 = 120 + 45/16 = 165/16
  5. In mixed form: 105/16

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