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Add 50/18 and 98/72

1st number: 2 14/18, 2nd number: 1 26/72

50/18 + 98/72 is 149/36.

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,
    98/72 = 98 × 1/72 × 1 = 98/72
  4. Add the two fractions:
    200/72 + 98/72 = 200 + 98/72 = 298/72
  5. 298/72 simplified gives 149/36
  6. So, 50/18 + 98/72 = 149/36
    In mixed form: 45/36

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