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Add 36/40 and 20/27

36/40 + 20/27 is 443/270.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 40 and 27 is 1080
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 40 × 27 = 1080,
    36/40 = 36 × 27/40 × 27 = 972/1080
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 27 × 40 = 1080,
    20/27 = 20 × 40/27 × 40 = 800/1080
  4. Add the two fractions:
    972/1080 + 800/1080 = 972 + 800/1080 = 1772/1080
  5. 1772/1080 simplified gives 443/270
  6. So, 36/40 + 20/27 = 443/270
    In mixed form: 1173/270

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