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Add 30/6 and 72/40

1st number: 5 0/6, 2nd number: 1 32/40

30/6 + 72/40 is 34/5.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 40 is 120
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 20 = 120,
    30/6 = 30 × 20/6 × 20 = 600/120
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 3 = 120,
    72/40 = 72 × 3/40 × 3 = 216/120
  4. Add the two fractions:
    600/120 + 216/120 = 600 + 216/120 = 816/120
  5. 816/120 simplified gives 34/5
  6. So, 30/6 + 72/40 = 34/5
    In mixed form: 64/5

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