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Add 42/30 and 15/16

1st number: 1 12/30, 2nd number: 15/16

42/30 + 15/16 is 187/80.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 30 and 16 is 240
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 30 × 8 = 240,
    42/30 = 42 × 8/30 × 8 = 336/240
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 15 = 240,
    15/16 = 15 × 15/16 × 15 = 225/240
  4. Add the two fractions:
    336/240 + 225/240 = 336 + 225/240 = 561/240
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 187/80
  6. In mixed form: 227/80

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