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Add 3/8 and 5/36

3/8 + 5/36 is 37/72.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 36 is 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 9 = 72,
    3/8 = 3 × 9/8 × 9 = 27/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 36 × 2 = 72,
    5/36 = 5 × 2/36 × 2 = 10/72
  4. Add the two fractions:
    27/72 + 10/72 = 27 + 10/72 = 37/72

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