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Add 72/3 and 9/18

1st number: 24 0/3, 2nd number: 9/18

72/3 + 9/18 is 49/2.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 18 is 18
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 6 = 18,
    72/3 = 72 × 6/3 × 6 = 432/18
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 1 = 18,
    9/18 = 9 × 1/18 × 1 = 9/18
  4. Add the two fractions:
    432/18 + 9/18 = 432 + 9/18 = 441/18
  5. 441/18 simplified gives 49/2
  6. So, 72/3 + 9/18 = 49/2
    In mixed form: 241/2

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