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Add 72/2 and 14/42

1st number: 36 0/2, 2nd number: 14/42

72/2 + 14/42 is 109/3.

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,
    14/42 = 14 × 1/42 × 1 = 14/42
  4. Add the two fractions:
    1512/42 + 14/42 = 1512 + 14/42 = 1526/42
  5. 1526/42 simplified gives 109/3
  6. So, 72/2 + 14/42 = 109/3
    In mixed form: 361/3

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