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Add 1/2 and 18/24

1/2 + 18/24 is 5/4.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 24 is 24
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 12 = 24,
    1/2 = 1 × 12/2 × 12 = 12/24
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 24 × 1 = 24,
    18/24 = 18 × 1/24 × 1 = 18/24
  4. Add the two fractions:
    12/24 + 18/24 = 12 + 18/24 = 30/24
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 5/4
  6. In mixed form: 11/4

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