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Add 72/14 and 8/18

1st number: 5 2/14, 2nd number: 8/18

72/14 + 8/18 is 352/63.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 14 and 18 is 126
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 14 × 9 = 126,
    72/14 = 72 × 9/14 × 9 = 648/126
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 7 = 126,
    8/18 = 8 × 7/18 × 7 = 56/126
  4. Add the two fractions:
    648/126 + 56/126 = 648 + 56/126 = 704/126
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 352/63
  6. In mixed form: 537/63

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