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Add 40/60 and 27/72

40/60 + 27/72 is 25/24.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 60 and 72 is 360
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 60 × 6 = 360,
    40/60 = 40 × 6/60 × 6 = 240/360
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 72 × 5 = 360,
    27/72 = 27 × 5/72 × 5 = 135/360
  4. Add the two fractions:
    240/360 + 135/360 = 240 + 135/360 = 375/360
  5. 375/360 simplified gives 25/24
  6. So, 40/60 + 27/72 = 25/24
    In mixed form: 11/24

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