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Add 30/4 and 18/72

1st number: 7 2/4, 2nd number: 18/72

30/4 + 18/72 is 31/4.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 72 is 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 18 = 72,
    30/4 = 30 × 18/4 × 18 = 540/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 72 × 1 = 72,
    18/72 = 18 × 1/72 × 1 = 18/72
  4. Add the two fractions:
    540/72 + 18/72 = 540 + 18/72 = 558/72
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 31/4
  6. In mixed form: 73/4

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