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Add 54/42 and 30/16

1st number: 1 12/42, 2nd number: 1 14/16

54/42 + 30/16 is 177/56.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 16 is 336
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 8 = 336,
    54/42 = 54 × 8/42 × 8 = 432/336
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 21 = 336,
    30/16 = 30 × 21/16 × 21 = 630/336
  4. Add the two fractions:
    432/336 + 630/336 = 432 + 630/336 = 1062/336
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 177/56
  6. In mixed form: 39/56

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