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Add 1/36 and 20/45

1/36 + 20/45 is 17/36.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 36 and 45 is 180
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 36 × 5 = 180,
    1/36 = 1 × 5/36 × 5 = 5/180
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 45 × 4 = 180,
    20/45 = 20 × 4/45 × 4 = 80/180
  4. Add the two fractions:
    5/180 + 80/180 = 5 + 80/180 = 85/180
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 17/36

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