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Add 50/9 and 40/18

1st number: 5 5/9, 2nd number: 2 4/18

50/9 + 40/18 is 70/9.

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,
    40/18 = 40 × 1/18 × 1 = 40/18
  4. Add the two fractions:
    100/18 + 40/18 = 100 + 40/18 = 140/18
  5. 140/18 simplified gives 70/9
  6. So, 50/9 + 40/18 = 70/9
    In mixed form: 77/9

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