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Add 30/2 and 15/48

1st number: 15 0/2, 2nd number: 15/48

30/2 + 15/48 is 245/16.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 48 is 48
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 24 = 48,
    30/2 = 30 × 24/2 × 24 = 720/48
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 48 × 1 = 48,
    15/48 = 15 × 1/48 × 1 = 15/48
  4. Add the two fractions:
    720/48 + 15/48 = 720 + 15/48 = 735/48
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 245/16
  6. In mixed form: 155/16

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