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Add 30/4 and 3/72

1st number: 7 2/4, 2nd number: 3/72

30/4 + 3/72 is 181/24.

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,
    3/72 = 3 × 1/72 × 1 = 3/72
  4. Add the two fractions:
    540/72 + 3/72 = 540 + 3/72 = 543/72
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 181/24
  6. In mixed form: 713/24

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