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Add 72/49 and 8/18

1st number: 1 23/49, 2nd number: 8/18

72/49 + 8/18 is 844/441.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 49 and 18 is 882
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 49 × 18 = 882,
    72/49 = 72 × 18/49 × 18 = 1296/882
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 49 = 882,
    8/18 = 8 × 49/18 × 49 = 392/882
  4. Add the two fractions:
    1296/882 + 392/882 = 1296 + 392/882 = 1688/882
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 844/441
  6. In mixed form: 1403/441

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