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Add 5/18 and 36/24

1st number: 5/18, 2nd number: 1 12/24

5/18 + 36/24 is 16/9.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 18 and 24 is 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 18 × 4 = 72,
    5/18 = 5 × 4/18 × 4 = 20/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 24 × 3 = 72,
    36/24 = 36 × 3/24 × 3 = 108/72
  4. Add the two fractions:
    20/72 + 108/72 = 20 + 108/72 = 128/72
  5. 128/72 simplified gives 16/9
  6. So, 5/18 + 36/24 = 16/9
    In mixed form: 17/9

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