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Add 20/18 and 40/9

1st number: 1 2/18, 2nd number: 4 4/9

20/18 + 40/9 is 50/9.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 18 and 9 is 18
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 18 × 1 = 18,
    20/18 = 20 × 1/18 × 1 = 20/18
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 2 = 18,
    40/9 = 40 × 2/9 × 2 = 80/18
  4. Add the two fractions:
    20/18 + 80/18 = 20 + 80/18 = 100/18
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 50/9
  6. In mixed form: 55/9

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