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Add 5/9 and 60/72

5/9 + 60/72 is 25/18.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 9 and 72 is 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 9 × 8 = 72,
    5/9 = 5 × 8/9 × 8 = 40/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 72 × 1 = 72,
    60/72 = 60 × 1/72 × 1 = 60/72
  4. Add the two fractions:
    40/72 + 60/72 = 40 + 60/72 = 100/72
  5. 100/72 simplified gives 25/18
  6. So, 5/9 + 60/72 = 25/18
    In mixed form: 17/18

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