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Add 30/72 and 96/20

1st number: 30/72, 2nd number: 4 16/20

30/72 + 96/20 is 313/60.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 72 and 20 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 20 × 18 = 360,
    96/20 = 96 × 18/20 × 18 = 1728/360
  4. Add the two fractions:
    150/360 + 1728/360 = 150 + 1728/360 = 1878/360
  5. 1878/360 simplified gives 313/60
  6. So, 30/72 + 96/20 = 313/60
    In mixed form: 513/60

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