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Add 72/5 and 50/18

1st number: 14 2/5, 2nd number: 2 14/18

72/5 + 50/18 is 773/45.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 18 is 90
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 18 = 90,
    72/5 = 72 × 18/5 × 18 = 1296/90
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 5 = 90,
    50/18 = 50 × 5/18 × 5 = 250/90
  4. Add the two fractions:
    1296/90 + 250/90 = 1296 + 250/90 = 1546/90
  5. 1546/90 simplified gives 773/45
  6. So, 72/5 + 50/18 = 773/45
    In mixed form: 178/45

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