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Add 40/72 and 27/24

1st number: 40/72, 2nd number: 1 3/24

40/72 + 27/24 is 121/72.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 72 and 24 is 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 72 × 1 = 72,
    40/72 = 40 × 1/72 × 1 = 40/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 24 × 3 = 72,
    27/24 = 27 × 3/24 × 3 = 81/72
  4. Add the two fractions:
    40/72 + 81/72 = 40 + 81/72 = 121/72
  5. So, 40/72 + 27/24 = 121/72
    In mixed form: 149/72

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