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Add 50/18 and 49/72

1st number: 2 14/18, 2nd number: 49/72

50/18 + 49/72 is 83/24.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 18 and 72 is 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 18 × 4 = 72,
    50/18 = 50 × 4/18 × 4 = 200/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 72 × 1 = 72,
    49/72 = 49 × 1/72 × 1 = 49/72
  4. Add the two fractions:
    200/72 + 49/72 = 200 + 49/72 = 249/72
  5. 249/72 simplified gives 83/24
  6. So, 50/18 + 49/72 = 83/24
    In mixed form: 311/24

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