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Add 50/18 and 40/36

1st number: 2 14/18, 2nd number: 1 4/36

50/18 + 40/36 is 35/9.

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,
    40/36 = 40 × 1/36 × 1 = 40/36
  4. Add the two fractions:
    100/36 + 40/36 = 100 + 40/36 = 140/36
  5. 140/36 simplified gives 35/9
  6. So, 50/18 + 40/36 = 35/9
    In mixed form: 38/9

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