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Add 50/18 and 20/36

1st number: 2 14/18, 2nd number: 20/36

50/18 + 20/36 is 10/3.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 18 and 36 is 36
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 18 × 2 = 36,
    50/18 = 50 × 2/18 × 2 = 100/36
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 36 × 1 = 36,
    20/36 = 20 × 1/36 × 1 = 20/36
  4. Add the two fractions:
    100/36 + 20/36 = 100 + 20/36 = 120/36
  5. 120/36 simplified gives 10/3
  6. So, 50/18 + 20/36 = 10/3
    In mixed form: 31/3

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