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Add 30/8 and 27/72

1st number: 3 6/8, 2nd number: 27/72

30/8 + 27/72 is 33/8.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 72 is 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 9 = 72,
    30/8 = 30 × 9/8 × 9 = 270/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 72 × 1 = 72,
    27/72 = 27 × 1/72 × 1 = 27/72
  4. Add the two fractions:
    270/72 + 27/72 = 270 + 27/72 = 297/72
  5. 297/72 simplified gives 33/8
  6. So, 30/8 + 27/72 = 33/8
    In mixed form: 41/8

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