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Add 30/72 and 48/40

1st number: 30/72, 2nd number: 1 8/40

30/72 + 48/40 is 97/60.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 72 and 40 is 360
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 72 × 5 = 360,
    30/72 = 30 × 5/72 × 5 = 150/360
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 9 = 360,
    48/40 = 48 × 9/40 × 9 = 432/360
  4. Add the two fractions:
    150/360 + 432/360 = 150 + 432/360 = 582/360
  5. 582/360 simplified gives 97/60
  6. So, 30/72 + 48/40 = 97/60
    In mixed form: 137/60

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