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Add 18/8 and 15/50

1st number: 2 2/8, 2nd number: 15/50

18/8 + 15/50 is 51/20.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 50 is 200

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 200
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 25 = 200,
    18/8 = 18 × 25/8 × 25 = 450/200
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 4 = 200,
    15/50 = 15 × 4/50 × 4 = 60/200
  4. Add the two like fractions:
    450/200 + 60/200 = 450 + 60/200 = 510/200
  5. 510/200 simplified gives 51/20
  6. So, 18/8 + 15/50 = 51/20
    In mixed form: 211/20

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