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Add 36/72 and 20/16

1st number: 36/72, 2nd number: 1 4/16

36/72 + 20/16 is 7/4.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 72 and 16 is 144
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 72 × 2 = 144,
    36/72 = 36 × 2/72 × 2 = 72/144
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 9 = 144,
    20/16 = 20 × 9/16 × 9 = 180/144
  4. Add the two fractions:
    72/144 + 180/144 = 72 + 180/144 = 252/144
  5. 252/144 simplified gives 7/4
  6. So, 36/72 + 20/16 = 7/4
    In mixed form: 13/4

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