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Add 7/2 and 10/5

1st number: 3 1/2, 2nd number: 2 0/5

7/2 + 10/5 is 11/2.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 5 is 10
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 5 = 10,
    7/2 = 7 × 5/2 × 5 = 35/10
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 5 × 2 = 10,
    10/5 = 10 × 2/5 × 2 = 20/10
  4. Add the two fractions:
    35/10 + 20/10 = 35 + 20/10 = 55/10
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 11/2
  6. In mixed form: 51/2

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