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Add 6/72 and 5/45

6/72 + 5/45 is 7/36.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 72 and 45 is 360
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 72 × 5 = 360,
    6/72 = 6 × 5/72 × 5 = 30/360
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 45 × 8 = 360,
    5/45 = 5 × 8/45 × 8 = 40/360
  4. Add the two fractions:
    30/360 + 40/360 = 30 + 40/360 = 70/360
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 7/36

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