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Add 1/2 and 21/18

1st number: 1/2, 2nd number: 1 3/18

1/2 + 21/18 is 5/3.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 18 is 18
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 9 = 18,
    1/2 = 1 × 9/2 × 9 = 9/18
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 1 = 18,
    21/18 = 21 × 1/18 × 1 = 21/18
  4. Add the two fractions:
    9/18 + 21/18 = 9 + 21/18 = 30/18
  5. 30/18 simplified gives 5/3
  6. So, 1/2 + 21/18 = 5/3
    In mixed form: 12/3

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