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Add 40/90 and 27/72

40/90 + 27/72 is 59/72.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 90 and 72 is 360
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 90 × 4 = 360,
    40/90 = 40 × 4/90 × 4 = 160/360
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 72 × 5 = 360,
    27/72 = 27 × 5/72 × 5 = 135/360
  4. Add the two fractions:
    160/360 + 135/360 = 160 + 135/360 = 295/360
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 59/72

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