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Add 7/2 and 30/16

1st number: 3 1/2, 2nd number: 1 14/16

7/2 + 30/16 is 43/8.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 16 is 16
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 8 = 16,
    7/2 = 7 × 8/2 × 8 = 56/16
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 1 = 16,
    30/16 = 30 × 1/16 × 1 = 30/16
  4. Add the two fractions:
    56/16 + 30/16 = 56 + 30/16 = 86/16
  5. 86/16 simplified gives 43/8
  6. So, 7/2 + 30/16 = 43/8
    In mixed form: 53/8

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