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Add 40/18 and 8/3

1st number: 2 4/18, 2nd number: 2 2/3

40/18 + 8/3 is 44/9.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 18 and 3 is 18
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 18 × 1 = 18,
    40/18 = 40 × 1/18 × 1 = 40/18
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 3 × 6 = 18,
    8/3 = 8 × 6/3 × 6 = 48/18
  4. Add the two fractions:
    40/18 + 48/18 = 40 + 48/18 = 88/18
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 44/9
  6. In mixed form: 48/9

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