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Add 5/4 and 18/30

1st number: 1 1/4, 2nd number: 18/30

5/4 + 18/30 is 37/20.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 30 is 60
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 15 = 60,
    5/4 = 5 × 15/4 × 15 = 75/60
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 30 × 2 = 60,
    18/30 = 18 × 2/30 × 2 = 36/60
  4. Add the two fractions:
    75/60 + 36/60 = 75 + 36/60 = 111/60
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 37/20
  6. In mixed form: 117/20

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