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Add 30/36 and 27/40

30/36 + 27/40 is 181/120.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 36 and 40 is 360
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 36 × 10 = 360,
    30/36 = 30 × 10/36 × 10 = 300/360
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 9 = 360,
    27/40 = 27 × 9/40 × 9 = 243/360
  4. Add the two fractions:
    300/360 + 243/360 = 300 + 243/360 = 543/360
  5. 543/360 simplified gives 181/120
  6. So, 30/36 + 27/40 = 181/120
    In mixed form: 161/120

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