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Add 36/72 and 42/60

36/72 + 42/60 is 6/5.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 72 and 60 is 360
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 72 × 5 = 360,
    36/72 = 36 × 5/72 × 5 = 180/360
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 60 × 6 = 360,
    42/60 = 42 × 6/60 × 6 = 252/360
  4. Add the two fractions:
    180/360 + 252/360 = 180 + 252/360 = 432/360
  5. 432/360 simplified gives 6/5
  6. So, 36/72 + 42/60 = 6/5
    In mixed form: 11/5

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