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Add 50/18 and 20/54

1st number: 2 14/18, 2nd number: 20/54

50/18 + 20/54 is 85/27.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 18 and 54 is 54
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 18 × 3 = 54,
    50/18 = 50 × 3/18 × 3 = 150/54
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 54 × 1 = 54,
    20/54 = 20 × 1/54 × 1 = 20/54
  4. Add the two fractions:
    150/54 + 20/54 = 150 + 20/54 = 170/54
  5. 170/54 simplified gives 85/27
  6. So, 50/18 + 20/54 = 85/27
    In mixed form: 34/27

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