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Add 40/60 and 84/72

1st number: 40/60, 2nd number: 1 12/72

40/60 + 84/72 is 11/6.

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,
    84/72 = 84 × 5/72 × 5 = 420/360
  4. Add the two fractions:
    240/360 + 420/360 = 240 + 420/360 = 660/360
  5. 660/360 simplified gives 11/6
  6. So, 40/60 + 84/72 = 11/6
    In mixed form: 15/6

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