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Add 16/10 and 20/72

1st number: 1 6/10, 2nd number: 20/72

16/10 + 20/72 is 169/90.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 10 and 72 is 360
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 10 × 36 = 360,
    16/10 = 16 × 36/10 × 36 = 576/360
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 72 × 5 = 360,
    20/72 = 20 × 5/72 × 5 = 100/360
  4. Add the two fractions:
    576/360 + 100/360 = 576 + 100/360 = 676/360
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 169/90
  6. In mixed form: 179/90

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