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Add 72/2 and 10/42

1st number: 36 0/2, 2nd number: 10/42

72/2 + 10/42 is 761/21.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 42 is 42
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 21 = 42,
    72/2 = 72 × 21/2 × 21 = 1512/42
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 42 × 1 = 42,
    10/42 = 10 × 1/42 × 1 = 10/42
  4. Add the two fractions:
    1512/42 + 10/42 = 1512 + 10/42 = 1522/42
  5. 1522/42 simplified gives 761/21
  6. So, 72/2 + 10/42 = 761/21
    In mixed form: 365/21

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