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Add 18/24 and 40/16

1st number: 18/24, 2nd number: 2 8/16

18/24 + 40/16 is 13/4.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 24 and 16 is 48
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 24 × 2 = 48,
    18/24 = 18 × 2/24 × 2 = 36/48
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 3 = 48,
    40/16 = 40 × 3/16 × 3 = 120/48
  4. Add the two fractions:
    36/48 + 120/48 = 36 + 120/48 = 156/48
  5. 156/48 simplified gives 13/4
  6. So, 18/24 + 40/16 = 13/4
    In mixed form: 31/4

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