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Add 35/72 and 40/50

35/72 + 40/50 is 463/360.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 72 and 50 is 1800
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 72 × 25 = 1800,
    35/72 = 35 × 25/72 × 25 = 875/1800
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 36 = 1800,
    40/50 = 40 × 36/50 × 36 = 1440/1800
  4. Add the two fractions:
    875/1800 + 1440/1800 = 875 + 1440/1800 = 2315/1800
  5. 2315/1800 simplified gives 463/360
  6. So, 35/72 + 40/50 = 463/360
    In mixed form: 1103/360

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