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Add 35/72 and 40/20

1st number: 35/72, 2nd number: 2 0/20

35/72 + 40/20 is 179/72.

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,
    35/72 = 35 × 5/72 × 5 = 175/360
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 20 × 18 = 360,
    40/20 = 40 × 18/20 × 18 = 720/360
  4. Add the two fractions:
    175/360 + 720/360 = 175 + 720/360 = 895/360
  5. 895/360 simplified gives 179/72
  6. So, 35/72 + 40/20 = 179/72
    In mixed form: 235/72

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