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Add 10/2 and 18/12

1st number: 5 0/2, 2nd number: 1 6/12

10/2 + 18/12 is 13/2.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 12 is 12
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 6 = 12,
    10/2 = 10 × 6/2 × 6 = 60/12
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 12 × 1 = 12,
    18/12 = 18 × 1/12 × 1 = 18/12
  4. Add the two fractions:
    60/12 + 18/12 = 60 + 18/12 = 78/12
  5. 78/12 simplified gives 13/2
  6. So, 10/2 + 18/12 = 13/2
    In mixed form: 61/2

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