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Add 36/72 and 35/9

1st number: 36/72, 2nd number: 3 8/9

36/72 + 35/9 is 79/18.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 72 and 9 is 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 72 × 1 = 72,
    36/72 = 36 × 1/72 × 1 = 36/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 8 = 72,
    35/9 = 35 × 8/9 × 8 = 280/72
  4. Add the two fractions:
    36/72 + 280/72 = 36 + 280/72 = 316/72
  5. 316/72 simplified gives 79/18
  6. So, 36/72 + 35/9 = 79/18
    In mixed form: 47/18

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