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Add 1/5 and 72/10

1st number: 1/5, 2nd number: 7 2/10

1/5 + 72/10 is 37/5.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 10 is 10
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 2 = 10,
    1/5 = 1 × 2/5 × 2 = 2/10
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 10 × 1 = 10,
    72/10 = 72 × 1/10 × 1 = 72/10
  4. Add the two fractions:
    2/10 + 72/10 = 2 + 72/10 = 74/10
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 37/5
  6. In mixed form: 72/5

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