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Add 21/2 and 10/72

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

21/2 + 10/72 is 383/36.

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,
    21/2 = 21 × 36/2 × 36 = 756/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 72 × 1 = 72,
    10/72 = 10 × 1/72 × 1 = 10/72
  4. Add the two fractions:
    756/72 + 10/72 = 756 + 10/72 = 766/72
  5. 766/72 simplified gives 383/36
  6. So, 21/2 + 10/72 = 383/36
    In mixed form: 1023/36

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