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Add 36/2 and 2/21

1st number: 18 0/2, 2nd number: 2/21

36/2 + 2/21 is 380/21.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 21 is 42
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 21 = 42,
    36/2 = 36 × 21/2 × 21 = 756/42
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 21 × 2 = 42,
    2/21 = 2 × 2/21 × 2 = 4/42
  4. Add the two fractions:
    756/42 + 4/42 = 756 + 4/42 = 760/42
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 380/21
  6. In mixed form: 182/21

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