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Add 18/72 and 20/16

1st number: 18/72, 2nd number: 1 4/16

18/72 + 20/16 is 3/2.

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,
    20/16 = 20 × 9/16 × 9 = 180/144
  4. Add the two fractions:
    36/144 + 180/144 = 36 + 180/144 = 216/144
  5. 216/144 simplified gives 3/2
  6. So, 18/72 + 20/16 = 3/2
    In mixed form: 11/2

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