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Add 54/30 and 50/72

1st number: 1 24/30, 2nd number: 50/72

54/30 + 50/72 is 449/180.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 30 and 72 is 360
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 30 × 12 = 360,
    54/30 = 54 × 12/30 × 12 = 648/360
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 72 × 5 = 360,
    50/72 = 50 × 5/72 × 5 = 250/360
  4. Add the two fractions:
    648/360 + 250/360 = 648 + 250/360 = 898/360
  5. 898/360 simplified gives 449/180
  6. So, 54/30 + 50/72 = 449/180
    In mixed form: 289/180

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