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Add 9/2 and 18/16

1st number: 4 1/2, 2nd number: 1 2/16

9/2 + 18/16 is 45/8.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 16 is 16
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 8 = 16,
    9/2 = 9 × 8/2 × 8 = 72/16
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 1 = 16,
    18/16 = 18 × 1/16 × 1 = 18/16
  4. Add the two fractions:
    72/16 + 18/16 = 72 + 18/16 = 90/16
  5. 90/16 simplified gives 45/8
  6. So, 9/2 + 18/16 = 45/8
    In mixed form: 55/8

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