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Add 30/40 and 24/16

1st number: 30/40, 2nd number: 1 8/16

30/40 + 24/16 is 9/4.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 40 and 16 is 80
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 40 × 2 = 80,
    30/40 = 30 × 2/40 × 2 = 60/80
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 5 = 80,
    24/16 = 24 × 5/16 × 5 = 120/80
  4. Add the two fractions:
    60/80 + 120/80 = 60 + 120/80 = 180/80
  5. 180/80 simplified gives 9/4
  6. So, 30/40 + 24/16 = 9/4
    In mixed form: 21/4

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