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Add 35/2 and 18/24

1st number: 17 1/2, 2nd number: 18/24

35/2 + 18/24 is 73/4.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 24 is 24
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 12 = 24,
    35/2 = 35 × 12/2 × 12 = 420/24
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 24 × 1 = 24,
    18/24 = 18 × 1/24 × 1 = 18/24
  4. Add the two fractions:
    420/24 + 18/24 = 420 + 18/24 = 438/24
  5. 438/24 simplified gives 73/4
  6. So, 35/2 + 18/24 = 73/4
    In mixed form: 181/4

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