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Add 30/16 and 20/42

1st number: 1 14/16, 2nd number: 20/42

30/16 + 20/42 is 395/168.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 16 and 42 is 336
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 16 × 21 = 336,
    30/16 = 30 × 21/16 × 21 = 630/336
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 42 × 8 = 336,
    20/42 = 20 × 8/42 × 8 = 160/336
  4. Add the two fractions:
    630/336 + 160/336 = 630 + 160/336 = 790/336
  5. 790/336 simplified gives 395/168
  6. So, 30/16 + 20/42 = 395/168
    In mixed form: 259/168

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