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Add 24/2 and 42/18

1st number: 12 0/2, 2nd number: 2 6/18

24/2 + 42/18 is 43/3.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 18 is 18

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 18
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 9 = 18,
    24/2 = 24 × 9/2 × 9 = 216/18
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 1 = 18,
    42/18 = 42 × 1/18 × 1 = 42/18
  4. Add the two like fractions:
    216/18 + 42/18 = 216 + 42/18 = 258/18
  5. 258/18 simplified gives 43/3
  6. So, 24/2 + 42/18 = 43/3
    In mixed form: 141/3

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