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Add 14/72 and 42/10

1st number: 14/72, 2nd number: 4 2/10

14/72 + 42/10 is 791/180.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 72 and 10 is 360
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 72 × 5 = 360,
    14/72 = 14 × 5/72 × 5 = 70/360
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 10 × 36 = 360,
    42/10 = 42 × 36/10 × 36 = 1512/360
  4. Add the two fractions:
    70/360 + 1512/360 = 70 + 1512/360 = 1582/360
  5. 1582/360 simplified gives 791/180
  6. So, 14/72 + 42/10 = 791/180
    In mixed form: 471/180

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