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Add 72/15 and 16/6

1st number: 4 12/15, 2nd number: 2 4/6

72/15 + 16/6 is 112/15.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 15 and 6 is 30
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 15 × 2 = 30,
    72/15 = 72 × 2/15 × 2 = 144/30
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 6 × 5 = 30,
    16/6 = 16 × 5/6 × 5 = 80/30
  4. Add the two fractions:
    144/30 + 80/30 = 144 + 80/30 = 224/30
  5. 224/30 simplified gives 112/15
  6. So, 72/15 + 16/6 = 112/15
    In mixed form: 77/15

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