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Add 2/12 and 5/18

2/12 + 5/18 is 4/9.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 18 is 36
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 3 = 36,
    2/12 = 2 × 3/12 × 3 = 6/36
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 2 = 36,
    5/18 = 5 × 2/18 × 2 = 10/36
  4. Add the two fractions:
    6/36 + 10/36 = 6 + 10/36 = 16/36
  5. 16/36 simplified gives 4/9
  6. So, 2/12 + 5/18 = 4/9

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