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Add 1/5 and 6/18

1/5 + 6/18 is 8/15.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 18 is 90
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 18 = 90,
    1/5 = 1 × 18/5 × 18 = 18/90
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 5 = 90,
    6/18 = 6 × 5/18 × 5 = 30/90
  4. Add the two fractions:
    18/90 + 30/90 = 18 + 30/90 = 48/90
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 8/15

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