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Add 35/18 and 12/16

1st number: 1 17/18, 2nd number: 12/16

35/18 + 12/16 is 97/36.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 18 and 16 is 144
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 18 × 8 = 144,
    35/18 = 35 × 8/18 × 8 = 280/144
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 9 = 144,
    12/16 = 12 × 9/16 × 9 = 108/144
  4. Add the two fractions:
    280/144 + 108/144 = 280 + 108/144 = 388/144
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 97/36
  6. In mixed form: 225/36

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