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Add 16/45 and 49/20

1st number: 16/45, 2nd number: 2 9/20

16/45 + 49/20 is 101/36.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 45 and 20 is 180

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 180
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 45 × 4 = 180,
    16/45 = 16 × 4/45 × 4 = 64/180
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 20 × 9 = 180,
    49/20 = 49 × 9/20 × 9 = 441/180
  4. Add the two like fractions:
    64/180 + 441/180 = 64 + 441/180 = 505/180
  5. 505/180 simplified gives 101/36
  6. So, 16/45 + 49/20 = 101/36
    In mixed form: 229/36

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