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Add 84/72 and 50/10

1st number: 1 12/72, 2nd number: 5 0/10

84/72 + 50/10 is 37/6.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 72 and 10 is 360

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 360
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 72 × 5 = 360,
    84/72 = 84 × 5/72 × 5 = 420/360
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 10 × 36 = 360,
    50/10 = 50 × 36/10 × 36 = 1800/360
  4. Add the two like fractions:
    420/360 + 1800/360 = 420 + 1800/360 = 2220/360
  5. 2220/360 simplified gives 37/6
  6. So, 84/72 + 50/10 = 37/6
    In mixed form: 61/6

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