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Add 40/36 and 27/72

1st number: 1 4/36, 2nd number: 27/72

40/36 + 27/72 is 107/72.

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,
    40/36 = 40 × 2/36 × 2 = 80/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 72 × 1 = 72,
    27/72 = 27 × 1/72 × 1 = 27/72
  4. Add the two fractions:
    80/72 + 27/72 = 80 + 27/72 = 107/72
  5. In mixed form: 135/72

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