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Add 72/5 and 50/6

1st number: 14 2/5, 2nd number: 8 2/6

72/5 + 50/6 is 341/15.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 6 is 30
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 6 = 30,
    72/5 = 72 × 6/5 × 6 = 432/30
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 6 × 5 = 30,
    50/6 = 50 × 5/6 × 5 = 250/30
  4. Add the two fractions:
    432/30 + 250/30 = 432 + 250/30 = 682/30
  5. 682/30 simplified gives 341/15
  6. So, 72/5 + 50/6 = 341/15
    In mixed form: 2211/15

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