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Add 5/16 and 30/72

5/16 + 30/72 is 35/48.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 16 and 72 is 144
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 16 × 9 = 144,
    5/16 = 5 × 9/16 × 9 = 45/144
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 72 × 2 = 144,
    30/72 = 30 × 2/72 × 2 = 60/144
  4. Add the two fractions:
    45/144 + 60/144 = 45 + 60/144 = 105/144
  5. 105/144 simplified gives 35/48
  6. So, 5/16 + 30/72 = 35/48

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