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Add 16/8 and 14/36

1st number: 2 0/8, 2nd number: 14/36

16/8 + 14/36 is 43/18.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 36 is 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 9 = 72,
    16/8 = 16 × 9/8 × 9 = 144/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 36 × 2 = 72,
    14/36 = 14 × 2/36 × 2 = 28/72
  4. Add the two fractions:
    144/72 + 28/72 = 144 + 28/72 = 172/72
  5. 172/72 simplified gives 43/18
  6. So, 16/8 + 14/36 = 43/18
    In mixed form: 27/18

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