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Add 5/2 and 18/16

1st number: 2 1/2, 2nd number: 1 2/16

5/2 + 18/16 is 29/8.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 16 is 16
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 8 = 16,
    5/2 = 5 × 8/2 × 8 = 40/16
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 1 = 16,
    18/16 = 18 × 1/16 × 1 = 18/16
  4. Add the two fractions:
    40/16 + 18/16 = 40 + 18/16 = 58/16
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 29/8
  6. In mixed form: 35/8

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