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Add 4/9 and 14/72

4/9 + 14/72 is 23/36.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 9 and 72 is 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 9 × 8 = 72,
    4/9 = 4 × 8/9 × 8 = 32/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 72 × 1 = 72,
    14/72 = 14 × 1/72 × 1 = 14/72
  4. Add the two fractions:
    32/72 + 14/72 = 32 + 14/72 = 46/72
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 23/36

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