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Add 15/4 and 27/72

1st number: 3 3/4, 2nd number: 27/72

15/4 + 27/72 is 33/8.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 72 is 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 18 = 72,
    15/4 = 15 × 18/4 × 18 = 270/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 72 × 1 = 72,
    27/72 = 27 × 1/72 × 1 = 27/72
  4. Add the two fractions:
    270/72 + 27/72 = 270 + 27/72 = 297/72
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 33/8
  6. In mixed form: 41/8

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