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Add 5/2 and 18/40

1st number: 2 1/2, 2nd number: 18/40

5/2 + 18/40 is 59/20.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 40 is 40
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 20 = 40,
    5/2 = 5 × 20/2 × 20 = 100/40
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 1 = 40,
    18/40 = 18 × 1/40 × 1 = 18/40
  4. Add the two fractions:
    100/40 + 18/40 = 100 + 18/40 = 118/40
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 59/20
  6. In mixed form: 219/20

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