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Add 15/72 and 40/10

1st number: 15/72, 2nd number: 4 0/10

15/72 + 40/10 is 101/24.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 72 and 10 is 360
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 72 × 5 = 360,
    15/72 = 15 × 5/72 × 5 = 75/360
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 10 × 36 = 360,
    40/10 = 40 × 36/10 × 36 = 1440/360
  4. Add the two fractions:
    75/360 + 1440/360 = 75 + 1440/360 = 1515/360
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 101/24
  6. In mixed form: 45/24

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