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Add 60/18 and 45/8

1st number: 3 6/18, 2nd number: 5 5/8

60/18 + 45/8 is 215/24.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 18 and 8 is 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 18 × 4 = 72,
    60/18 = 60 × 4/18 × 4 = 240/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 9 = 72,
    45/8 = 45 × 9/8 × 9 = 405/72
  4. Add the two fractions:
    240/72 + 405/72 = 240 + 405/72 = 645/72
  5. 645/72 simplified gives 215/24
  6. So, 60/18 + 45/8 = 215/24
    In mixed form: 823/24

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