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Add 72/30 and 50/8

1st number: 2 12/30, 2nd number: 6 2/8

72/30 + 50/8 is 173/20.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 30 and 8 is 120
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 30 × 4 = 120,
    72/30 = 72 × 4/30 × 4 = 288/120
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 15 = 120,
    50/8 = 50 × 15/8 × 15 = 750/120
  4. Add the two fractions:
    288/120 + 750/120 = 288 + 750/120 = 1038/120
  5. 1038/120 simplified gives 173/20
  6. So, 72/30 + 50/8 = 173/20
    In mixed form: 813/20

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