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Add 72/7 and 24/18

1st number: 10 2/7, 2nd number: 1 6/18

72/7 + 24/18 is 244/21.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 7 and 18 is 126
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 7 × 18 = 126,
    72/7 = 72 × 18/7 × 18 = 1296/126
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 7 = 126,
    24/18 = 24 × 7/18 × 7 = 168/126
  4. Add the two fractions:
    1296/126 + 168/126 = 1296 + 168/126 = 1464/126
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 244/21
  6. In mixed form: 1113/21

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