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Add 30/72 and 81/16

1st number: 30/72, 2nd number: 5 1/16

30/72 + 81/16 is 263/48.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 72 and 16 is 144
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 72 × 2 = 144,
    30/72 = 30 × 2/72 × 2 = 60/144
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 9 = 144,
    81/16 = 81 × 9/16 × 9 = 729/144
  4. Add the two fractions:
    60/144 + 729/144 = 60 + 729/144 = 789/144
  5. 789/144 simplified gives 263/48
  6. So, 30/72 + 81/16 = 263/48
    In mixed form: 523/48

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