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Add 30/2 and 42/72

1st number: 15 0/2, 2nd number: 42/72

30/2 + 42/72 is 187/12.

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,
    30/2 = 30 × 36/2 × 36 = 1080/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 72 × 1 = 72,
    42/72 = 42 × 1/72 × 1 = 42/72
  4. Add the two fractions:
    1080/72 + 42/72 = 1080 + 42/72 = 1122/72
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 187/12
  6. In mixed form: 157/12

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