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Add 70/36 and 45/8

1st number: 1 34/36, 2nd number: 5 5/8

70/36 + 45/8 is 545/72.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 36 and 8 is 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 36 × 2 = 72,
    70/36 = 70 × 2/36 × 2 = 140/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 9 = 72,
    45/8 = 45 × 9/8 × 9 = 405/72
  4. Add the two fractions:
    140/72 + 405/72 = 140 + 405/72 = 545/72
  5. In mixed form: 741/72

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