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Add 75/2 and 5/9

1st number: 37 1/2, 2nd number: 5/9

75/2 + 5/9 is 685/18.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 9 is 18
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 9 = 18,
    75/2 = 75 × 9/2 × 9 = 675/18
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 2 = 18,
    5/9 = 5 × 2/9 × 2 = 10/18
  4. Add the two fractions:
    675/18 + 10/18 = 675 + 10/18 = 685/18
  5. So, 75/2 + 5/9 = 685/18
    In mixed form: 381/18

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