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Add 5/2 and 5/18

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

5/2 + 5/18 is 25/9.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 18 is 18
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 9 = 18,
    5/2 = 5 × 9/2 × 9 = 45/18
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 1 = 18,
    5/18 = 5 × 1/18 × 1 = 5/18
  4. Add the two fractions:
    45/18 + 5/18 = 45 + 5/18 = 50/18
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 25/9
  6. In mixed form: 27/9

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