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Add 18/12 and 5/81

1st number: 1 6/12, 2nd number: 5/81

18/12 + 5/81 is 253/162.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 81 is 324
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 27 = 324,
    18/12 = 18 × 27/12 × 27 = 486/324
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 81 × 4 = 324,
    5/81 = 5 × 4/81 × 4 = 20/324
  4. Add the two fractions:
    486/324 + 20/324 = 486 + 20/324 = 506/324
  5. 506/324 simplified gives 253/162
  6. So, 18/12 + 5/81 = 253/162
    In mixed form: 191/162

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