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Add 4/36 and 7/72

4/36 + 7/72 is 5/24.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 36 and 72 is 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 36 × 2 = 72,
    4/36 = 4 × 2/36 × 2 = 8/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 72 × 1 = 72,
    7/72 = 7 × 1/72 × 1 = 7/72
  4. Add the two fractions:
    8/72 + 7/72 = 8 + 7/72 = 15/72
  5. 15/72 simplified gives 5/24
  6. So, 4/36 + 7/72 = 5/24

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