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Add 50/36 and 20/18

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

50/36 + 20/18 is 5/2.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 36 and 18 is 36
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 36 × 1 = 36,
    50/36 = 50 × 1/36 × 1 = 50/36
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 2 = 36,
    20/18 = 20 × 2/18 × 2 = 40/36
  4. Add the two fractions:
    50/36 + 40/36 = 50 + 40/36 = 90/36
  5. 90/36 simplified gives 5/2
  6. So, 50/36 + 20/18 = 5/2
    In mixed form: 21/2

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