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Add 5/8 and 30/72

5/8 + 30/72 is 25/24.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 72 is 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 9 = 72,
    5/8 = 5 × 9/8 × 9 = 45/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 72 × 1 = 72,
    30/72 = 30 × 1/72 × 1 = 30/72
  4. Add the two fractions:
    45/72 + 30/72 = 45 + 30/72 = 75/72
  5. 75/72 simplified gives 25/24
  6. So, 5/8 + 30/72 = 25/24
    In mixed form: 11/24

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