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Add 72/2 and 35/42

1st number: 36 0/2, 2nd number: 35/42

72/2 + 35/42 is 221/6.

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,
    35/42 = 35 × 1/42 × 1 = 35/42
  4. Add the two fractions:
    1512/42 + 35/42 = 1512 + 35/42 = 1547/42
  5. 1547/42 simplified gives 221/6
  6. So, 72/2 + 35/42 = 221/6
    In mixed form: 365/6

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