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Add 35/2 and 5/18

1st number: 17 1/2, 2nd number: 5/18

35/2 + 5/18 is 160/9.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 18 is 18
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 9 = 18,
    35/2 = 35 × 9/2 × 9 = 315/18
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 1 = 18,
    5/18 = 5 × 1/18 × 1 = 5/18
  4. Add the two fractions:
    315/18 + 5/18 = 315 + 5/18 = 320/18
  5. 320/18 simplified gives 160/9
  6. So, 35/2 + 5/18 = 160/9
    In mixed form: 177/9

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