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Add 72/15 and 7/50

1st number: 4 12/15, 2nd number: 7/50

72/15 + 7/50 is 247/50.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 15 and 50 is 150

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 150
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 15 × 10 = 150,
    72/15 = 72 × 10/15 × 10 = 720/150
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 3 = 150,
    7/50 = 7 × 3/50 × 3 = 21/150
  4. Add the two like fractions:
    720/150 + 21/150 = 720 + 21/150 = 741/150
  5. 741/150 simplified gives 247/50
  6. So, 72/15 + 7/50 = 247/50
    In mixed form: 447/50

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