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Add 28/72 and 5/27

28/72 + 5/27 is 31/54.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 72 and 27 is 216
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 72 × 3 = 216,
    28/72 = 28 × 3/72 × 3 = 84/216
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 27 × 8 = 216,
    5/27 = 5 × 8/27 × 8 = 40/216
  4. Add the two fractions:
    84/216 + 40/216 = 84 + 40/216 = 124/216
  5. 124/216 simplified gives 31/54
  6. So, 28/72 + 5/27 = 31/54

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