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Add 30/72 and 48/60

30/72 + 48/60 is 73/60.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 72 and 60 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 60 × 6 = 360,
    48/60 = 48 × 6/60 × 6 = 288/360
  4. Add the two fractions:
    150/360 + 288/360 = 150 + 288/360 = 438/360
  5. 438/360 simplified gives 73/60
  6. So, 30/72 + 48/60 = 73/60
    In mixed form: 113/60

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