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Add 40/6 and 81/72

1st number: 6 4/6, 2nd number: 1 9/72

40/6 + 81/72 is 187/24.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 72 is 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 12 = 72,
    40/6 = 40 × 12/6 × 12 = 480/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 72 × 1 = 72,
    81/72 = 81 × 1/72 × 1 = 81/72
  4. Add the two fractions:
    480/72 + 81/72 = 480 + 81/72 = 561/72
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 187/24
  6. In mixed form: 719/24

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