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Add 15/8 and 5/72

1st number: 1 7/8, 2nd number: 5/72

15/8 + 5/72 is 35/18.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 72 is 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 9 = 72,
    15/8 = 15 × 9/8 × 9 = 135/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 72 × 1 = 72,
    5/72 = 5 × 1/72 × 1 = 5/72
  4. Add the two fractions:
    135/72 + 5/72 = 135 + 5/72 = 140/72
  5. 140/72 simplified gives 35/18
  6. So, 15/8 + 5/72 = 35/18
    In mixed form: 117/18

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