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Add 1/36 and 18/72

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

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 36 and 72 is 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 36 × 2 = 72,
    1/36 = 1 × 2/36 × 2 = 2/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 72 × 1 = 72,
    18/72 = 18 × 1/72 × 1 = 18/72
  4. Add the two fractions:
    2/72 + 18/72 = 2 + 18/72 = 20/72
  5. 20/72 simplified gives 5/18
  6. So, 1/36 + 18/72 = 5/18

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