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Add 5/2 and 45/30

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

5/2 + 45/30 is 4/1.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 30 is 30
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 15 = 30,
    5/2 = 5 × 15/2 × 15 = 75/30
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 30 × 1 = 30,
    45/30 = 45 × 1/30 × 1 = 45/30
  4. Add the two fractions:
    75/30 + 45/30 = 75 + 45/30 = 120/30
  5. 120/30 simplified gives 4/1
  6. So, 5/2 + 45/30 = 4/1

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