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Add 50/36 and 35/72

1st number: 1 14/36, 2nd number: 35/72

50/36 + 35/72 is 15/8.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 36 and 72 is 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 36 × 2 = 72,
    50/36 = 50 × 2/36 × 2 = 100/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 72 × 1 = 72,
    35/72 = 35 × 1/72 × 1 = 35/72
  4. Add the two fractions:
    100/72 + 35/72 = 100 + 35/72 = 135/72
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 15/8
  6. In mixed form: 17/8

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