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Add 45/72 and 24/10

1st number: 45/72, 2nd number: 2 4/10

45/72 + 24/10 is 121/40.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 72 and 10 is 360
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 72 × 5 = 360,
    45/72 = 45 × 5/72 × 5 = 225/360
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 10 × 36 = 360,
    24/10 = 24 × 36/10 × 36 = 864/360
  4. Add the two fractions:
    225/360 + 864/360 = 225 + 864/360 = 1089/360
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 121/40
  6. In mixed form: 31/40

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