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Add 18/9 and 30/16

1st number: 2 0/9, 2nd number: 1 14/16

18/9 + 30/16 is 31/8.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 9 and 16 is 144
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 9 × 16 = 144,
    18/9 = 18 × 16/9 × 16 = 288/144
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 9 = 144,
    30/16 = 30 × 9/16 × 9 = 270/144
  4. Add the two fractions:
    288/144 + 270/144 = 288 + 270/144 = 558/144
  5. 558/144 simplified gives 31/8
  6. So, 18/9 + 30/16 = 31/8
    In mixed form: 37/8

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