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Add 36/2 and 5/21

1st number: 18 0/2, 2nd number: 5/21

36/2 + 5/21 is 383/21.

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,
    5/21 = 5 × 2/21 × 2 = 10/42
  4. Add the two fractions:
    756/42 + 10/42 = 756 + 10/42 = 766/42
  5. 766/42 simplified gives 383/21
  6. So, 36/2 + 5/21 = 383/21
    In mixed form: 185/21

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