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Add 36/20 and 40/27

1st number: 1 16/20, 2nd number: 1 13/27

36/20 + 40/27 is 443/135.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 20 and 27 is 540
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 20 × 27 = 540,
    36/20 = 36 × 27/20 × 27 = 972/540
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 27 × 20 = 540,
    40/27 = 40 × 20/27 × 20 = 800/540
  4. Add the two fractions:
    972/540 + 800/540 = 972 + 800/540 = 1772/540
  5. 1772/540 simplified gives 443/135
  6. So, 36/20 + 40/27 = 443/135
    In mixed form: 338/135

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