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Add 18/72 and 10/16

18/72 + 10/16 is 7/8.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 72 and 16 is 144
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 72 × 2 = 144,
    18/72 = 18 × 2/72 × 2 = 36/144
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 9 = 144,
    10/16 = 10 × 9/16 × 9 = 90/144
  4. Add the two fractions:
    36/144 + 90/144 = 36 + 90/144 = 126/144
  5. 126/144 simplified gives 7/8
  6. So, 18/72 + 10/16 = 7/8

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