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Add 2/3 and 40/18

1st number: 2/3, 2nd number: 2 4/18

2/3 + 40/18 is 26/9.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 18 is 18
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 6 = 18,
    2/3 = 2 × 6/3 × 6 = 12/18
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 1 = 18,
    40/18 = 40 × 1/18 × 1 = 40/18
  4. Add the two fractions:
    12/18 + 40/18 = 12 + 40/18 = 52/18
  5. 52/18 simplified gives 26/9
  6. So, 2/3 + 40/18 = 26/9
    In mixed form: 28/9

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