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Add 5/24 and 2/36

5/24 + 2/36 is 19/72.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 24 and 36 is 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 24 × 3 = 72,
    5/24 = 5 × 3/24 × 3 = 15/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 36 × 2 = 72,
    2/36 = 2 × 2/36 × 2 = 4/72
  4. Add the two fractions:
    15/72 + 4/72 = 15 + 4/72 = 19/72

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