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Add 42/24 and 5/18

1st number: 1 18/24, 2nd number: 5/18

42/24 + 5/18 is 73/36.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 24 and 18 is 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 24 × 3 = 72,
    42/24 = 42 × 3/24 × 3 = 126/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 4 = 72,
    5/18 = 5 × 4/18 × 4 = 20/72
  4. Add the two fractions:
    126/72 + 20/72 = 126 + 20/72 = 146/72
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 73/36
  6. In mixed form: 21/36

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