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Add 72/8 and 7/4

1st number: 9 0/8, 2nd number: 1 3/4

72/8 + 7/4 is 43/4.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 4 is 8
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 1 = 8,
    72/8 = 72 × 1/8 × 1 = 72/8
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 4 × 2 = 8,
    7/4 = 7 × 2/4 × 2 = 14/8
  4. Add the two fractions:
    72/8 + 14/8 = 72 + 14/8 = 86/8
  5. 86/8 simplified gives 43/4
  6. So, 72/8 + 7/4 = 43/4
    In mixed form: 103/4

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