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Add 30/72 and 27/48

30/72 + 27/48 is 47/48.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 72 and 48 is 144
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 72 × 2 = 144,
    30/72 = 30 × 2/72 × 2 = 60/144
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 48 × 3 = 144,
    27/48 = 27 × 3/48 × 3 = 81/144
  4. Add the two fractions:
    60/144 + 81/144 = 60 + 81/144 = 141/144
  5. 141/144 simplified gives 47/48
  6. So, 30/72 + 27/48 = 47/48

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