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Add 48/5 and 40/72

1st number: 9 3/5, 2nd number: 40/72

48/5 + 40/72 is 457/45.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 72 is 360
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 72 = 360,
    48/5 = 48 × 72/5 × 72 = 3456/360
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 72 × 5 = 360,
    40/72 = 40 × 5/72 × 5 = 200/360
  4. Add the two fractions:
    3456/360 + 200/360 = 3456 + 200/360 = 3656/360
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 457/45
  6. In mixed form: 107/45

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