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Add 50/9 and 20/18

1st number: 5 5/9, 2nd number: 1 2/18

50/9 + 20/18 is 20/3.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 9 and 18 is 18
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 9 × 2 = 18,
    50/9 = 50 × 2/9 × 2 = 100/18
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 1 = 18,
    20/18 = 20 × 1/18 × 1 = 20/18
  4. Add the two fractions:
    100/18 + 20/18 = 100 + 20/18 = 120/18
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 20/3
  6. In mixed form: 62/3

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