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Add 6/4 and 5/18

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

6/4 + 5/18 is 16/9.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 18 is 36
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 9 = 36,
    6/4 = 6 × 9/4 × 9 = 54/36
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 2 = 36,
    5/18 = 5 × 2/18 × 2 = 10/36
  4. Add the two fractions:
    54/36 + 10/36 = 54 + 10/36 = 64/36
  5. 64/36 simplified gives 16/9
  6. So, 6/4 + 5/18 = 16/9
    In mixed form: 17/9

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