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Add 72/2 and 4/32

1st number: 36 0/2, 2nd number: 4/32

72/2 + 4/32 is 289/8.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 32 is 32
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 16 = 32,
    72/2 = 72 × 16/2 × 16 = 1152/32
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 32 × 1 = 32,
    4/32 = 4 × 1/32 × 1 = 4/32
  4. Add the two fractions:
    1152/32 + 4/32 = 1152 + 4/32 = 1156/32
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 289/8
  6. In mixed form: 361/8

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