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Add 7/2 and 30/72

1st number: 3 1/2, 2nd number: 30/72

7/2 + 30/72 is 47/12.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 72 is 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 36 = 72,
    7/2 = 7 × 36/2 × 36 = 252/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 72 × 1 = 72,
    30/72 = 30 × 1/72 × 1 = 30/72
  4. Add the two fractions:
    252/72 + 30/72 = 252 + 30/72 = 282/72
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 47/12
  6. In mixed form: 311/12

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