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Add 30/16 and 5/9

1st number: 1 14/16, 2nd number: 5/9

30/16 + 5/9 is 175/72.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 16 and 9 is 144
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 16 × 9 = 144,
    30/16 = 30 × 9/16 × 9 = 270/144
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 16 = 144,
    5/9 = 5 × 16/9 × 16 = 80/144
  4. Add the two fractions:
    270/144 + 80/144 = 270 + 80/144 = 350/144
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 175/72
  6. In mixed form: 231/72

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