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Add 10/2 and 42/18

1st number: 5 0/2, 2nd number: 2 6/18

10/2 + 42/18 is 22/3.

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,
    10/2 = 10 × 9/2 × 9 = 90/18
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 1 = 18,
    42/18 = 42 × 1/18 × 1 = 42/18
  4. Add the two fractions:
    90/18 + 42/18 = 90 + 42/18 = 132/18
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 22/3
  6. In mixed form: 71/3

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