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Add 50/27 and 20/18

1st number: 1 23/27, 2nd number: 1 2/18

50/27 + 20/18 is 80/27.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 27 and 18 is 54
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 27 × 2 = 54,
    50/27 = 50 × 2/27 × 2 = 100/54
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 3 = 54,
    20/18 = 20 × 3/18 × 3 = 60/54
  4. Add the two fractions:
    100/54 + 60/54 = 100 + 60/54 = 160/54
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 80/27
  6. In mixed form: 226/27

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