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Add 30/6 and 72/16

1st number: 5 0/6, 2nd number: 4 8/16

30/6 + 72/16 is 19/2.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 16 is 48
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 8 = 48,
    30/6 = 30 × 8/6 × 8 = 240/48
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 3 = 48,
    72/16 = 72 × 3/16 × 3 = 216/48
  4. Add the two fractions:
    240/48 + 216/48 = 240 + 216/48 = 456/48
  5. 456/48 simplified gives 19/2
  6. So, 30/6 + 72/16 = 19/2
    In mixed form: 91/2

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