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Add 15/2 and 9/72

1st number: 7 1/2, 2nd number: 9/72

15/2 + 9/72 is 61/8.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 72 is 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 36 = 72,
    15/2 = 15 × 36/2 × 36 = 540/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 72 × 1 = 72,
    9/72 = 9 × 1/72 × 1 = 9/72
  4. Add the two fractions:
    540/72 + 9/72 = 540 + 9/72 = 549/72
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 61/8
  6. In mixed form: 75/8

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