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Add 2/18 and 15/8

1st number: 2/18, 2nd number: 1 7/8

2/18 + 15/8 is 143/72.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 18 and 8 is 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 18 × 4 = 72,
    2/18 = 2 × 4/18 × 4 = 8/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 9 = 72,
    15/8 = 15 × 9/8 × 9 = 135/72
  4. Add the two fractions:
    8/72 + 135/72 = 8 + 135/72 = 143/72
  5. In mixed form: 171/72

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