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Add 2/5 and 16/49

2/5 + 16/49 is 178/245.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 49 is 245
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 49 = 245,
    2/5 = 2 × 49/5 × 49 = 98/245
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 49 × 5 = 245,
    16/49 = 16 × 5/49 × 5 = 80/245
  4. Add the two fractions:
    98/245 + 80/245 = 98 + 80/245 = 178/245

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