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Add 5/4 and 14/18

1st number: 1 1/4, 2nd number: 14/18

5/4 + 14/18 is 73/36.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 18 is 36
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 9 = 36,
    5/4 = 5 × 9/4 × 9 = 45/36
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 2 = 36,
    14/18 = 14 × 2/18 × 2 = 28/36
  4. Add the two fractions:
    45/36 + 28/36 = 45 + 28/36 = 73/36
  5. So, 5/4 + 14/18 = 73/36
    In mixed form: 21/36

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