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Add 3/2 and 7/3

1st number: 1 1/2, 2nd number: 2 1/3

3/2 + 7/3 is 23/6.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 3 is 6
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 3 = 6,
    3/2 = 3 × 3/2 × 3 = 9/6
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 3 × 2 = 6,
    7/3 = 7 × 2/3 × 2 = 14/6
  4. Add the two fractions:
    9/6 + 14/6 = 9 + 14/6 = 23/6
  5. In mixed form: 35/6

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