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Add 28/5 and 54/72

1st number: 5 3/5, 2nd number: 54/72

28/5 + 54/72 is 127/20.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 72 is 360
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 72 = 360,
    28/5 = 28 × 72/5 × 72 = 2016/360
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 72 × 5 = 360,
    54/72 = 54 × 5/72 × 5 = 270/360
  4. Add the two fractions:
    2016/360 + 270/360 = 2016 + 270/360 = 2286/360
  5. 2286/360 simplified gives 127/20
  6. So, 28/5 + 54/72 = 127/20
    In mixed form: 67/20

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