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Add 42/18 and 48/9

1st number: 2 6/18, 2nd number: 5 3/9

42/18 + 48/9 is 23/3.

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,
    48/9 = 48 × 2/9 × 2 = 96/18
  4. Add the two fractions:
    42/18 + 96/18 = 42 + 96/18 = 138/18
  5. 138/18 simplified gives 23/3
  6. So, 42/18 + 48/9 = 23/3
    In mixed form: 72/3

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