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Add 14/8 and 18/45

1st number: 1 6/8, 2nd number: 18/45

14/8 + 18/45 is 43/20.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 45 is 360
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 45 = 360,
    14/8 = 14 × 45/8 × 45 = 630/360
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 45 × 8 = 360,
    18/45 = 18 × 8/45 × 8 = 144/360
  4. Add the two fractions:
    630/360 + 144/360 = 630 + 144/360 = 774/360
  5. 774/360 simplified gives 43/20
  6. So, 14/8 + 18/45 = 43/20
    In mixed form: 23/20

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