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Add 72/14 and 5/42

1st number: 5 2/14, 2nd number: 5/42

72/14 + 5/42 is 221/42.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 14 and 42 is 42
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 14 × 3 = 42,
    72/14 = 72 × 3/14 × 3 = 216/42
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 42 × 1 = 42,
    5/42 = 5 × 1/42 × 1 = 5/42
  4. Add the two fractions:
    216/42 + 5/42 = 216 + 5/42 = 221/42
  5. So, 72/14 + 5/42 = 221/42
    In mixed form: 511/42

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