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Add 50/18 and 7/72

1st number: 2 14/18, 2nd number: 7/72

50/18 + 7/72 is 23/8.

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,
    7/72 = 7 × 1/72 × 1 = 7/72
  4. Add the two fractions:
    200/72 + 7/72 = 200 + 7/72 = 207/72
  5. 207/72 simplified gives 23/8
  6. So, 50/18 + 7/72 = 23/8
    In mixed form: 27/8

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