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Add 5/2 and 10/7

1st number: 2 1/2, 2nd number: 1 3/7

5/2 + 10/7 is 55/14.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 7 is 14
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 7 = 14,
    5/2 = 5 × 7/2 × 7 = 35/14
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 2 = 14,
    10/7 = 10 × 2/7 × 2 = 20/14
  4. Add the two fractions:
    35/14 + 20/14 = 35 + 20/14 = 55/14
  5. So, 5/2 + 10/7 = 55/14
    In mixed form: 313/14

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