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Add 30/42 and 45/16

1st number: 30/42, 2nd number: 2 13/16

30/42 + 45/16 is 395/112.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 16 is 336
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 8 = 336,
    30/42 = 30 × 8/42 × 8 = 240/336
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 21 = 336,
    45/16 = 45 × 21/16 × 21 = 945/336
  4. Add the two fractions:
    240/336 + 945/336 = 240 + 945/336 = 1185/336
  5. 1185/336 simplified gives 395/112
  6. So, 30/42 + 45/16 = 395/112
    In mixed form: 359/112

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