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Add 42/18 and 24/9

1st number: 2 6/18, 2nd number: 2 6/9

42/18 + 24/9 is 5/1.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 18 and 9 is 18
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 18 × 1 = 18,
    42/18 = 42 × 1/18 × 1 = 42/18
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 2 = 18,
    24/9 = 24 × 2/9 × 2 = 48/18
  4. Add the two fractions:
    42/18 + 48/18 = 42 + 48/18 = 90/18
  5. 90/18 simplified gives 5/1
  6. So, 42/18 + 24/9 = 5/1

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