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Add 30/12 and 81/16

1st number: 2 6/12, 2nd number: 5 1/16

30/12 + 81/16 is 121/16.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 16 is 48
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 4 = 48,
    30/12 = 30 × 4/12 × 4 = 120/48
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 3 = 48,
    81/16 = 81 × 3/16 × 3 = 243/48
  4. Add the two fractions:
    120/48 + 243/48 = 120 + 243/48 = 363/48
  5. 363/48 simplified gives 121/16
  6. So, 30/12 + 81/16 = 121/16
    In mixed form: 79/16

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