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Add 30/2 and 21/16

1st number: 15 0/2, 2nd number: 1 5/16

30/2 + 21/16 is 261/16.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 16 is 16
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 8 = 16,
    30/2 = 30 × 8/2 × 8 = 240/16
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 1 = 16,
    21/16 = 21 × 1/16 × 1 = 21/16
  4. Add the two fractions:
    240/16 + 21/16 = 240 + 21/16 = 261/16
  5. In mixed form: 165/16

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