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Add 3/72 and 40/50

3/72 + 40/50 is 101/120.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 72 and 50 is 1800
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 72 × 25 = 1800,
    3/72 = 3 × 25/72 × 25 = 75/1800
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 36 = 1800,
    40/50 = 40 × 36/50 × 36 = 1440/1800
  4. Add the two fractions:
    75/1800 + 1440/1800 = 75 + 1440/1800 = 1515/1800
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 101/120

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