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Add 50/18 and 21/8

1st number: 2 14/18, 2nd number: 2 5/8

50/18 + 21/8 is 389/72.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 18 and 8 is 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 18 × 4 = 72,
    50/18 = 50 × 4/18 × 4 = 200/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 9 = 72,
    21/8 = 21 × 9/8 × 9 = 189/72
  4. Add the two fractions:
    200/72 + 189/72 = 200 + 189/72 = 389/72
  5. In mixed form: 529/72

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