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Add 12/72 and 5/9

12/72 + 5/9 is 13/18.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 72 and 9 is 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 72 × 1 = 72,
    12/72 = 12 × 1/72 × 1 = 12/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 8 = 72,
    5/9 = 5 × 8/9 × 8 = 40/72
  4. Add the two fractions:
    12/72 + 40/72 = 12 + 40/72 = 52/72
  5. 52/72 simplified gives 13/18
  6. So, 12/72 + 5/9 = 13/18

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