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Add 7/72 and 35/8

1st number: 7/72, 2nd number: 4 3/8

7/72 + 35/8 is 161/36.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 72 and 8 is 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 72 × 1 = 72,
    7/72 = 7 × 1/72 × 1 = 7/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 9 = 72,
    35/8 = 35 × 9/8 × 9 = 315/72
  4. Add the two fractions:
    7/72 + 315/72 = 7 + 315/72 = 322/72
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 161/36
  6. In mixed form: 417/36

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