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Add 70/18 and 36/24

1st number: 3 16/18, 2nd number: 1 12/24

70/18 + 36/24 is 97/18.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 18 and 24 is 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 18 × 4 = 72,
    70/18 = 70 × 4/18 × 4 = 280/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 24 × 3 = 72,
    36/24 = 36 × 3/24 × 3 = 108/72
  4. Add the two fractions:
    280/72 + 108/72 = 280 + 108/72 = 388/72
  5. 388/72 simplified gives 97/18
  6. So, 70/18 + 36/24 = 97/18
    In mixed form: 57/18

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