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Add 1/18 and 36/72

1/18 + 36/72 is 5/9.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 18 and 72 is 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 18 × 4 = 72,
    1/18 = 1 × 4/18 × 4 = 4/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 72 × 1 = 72,
    36/72 = 36 × 1/72 × 1 = 36/72
  4. Add the two fractions:
    4/72 + 36/72 = 4 + 36/72 = 40/72
  5. 40/72 simplified gives 5/9
  6. So, 1/18 + 36/72 = 5/9

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