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Add 18/36 and 20/32

18/36 + 20/32 is 9/8.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 36 and 32 is 288
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 36 × 8 = 288,
    18/36 = 18 × 8/36 × 8 = 144/288
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 32 × 9 = 288,
    20/32 = 20 × 9/32 × 9 = 180/288
  4. Add the two fractions:
    144/288 + 180/288 = 144 + 180/288 = 324/288
  5. 324/288 simplified gives 9/8
  6. So, 18/36 + 20/32 = 9/8
    In mixed form: 11/8

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