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Add 72/18 and 27/54

1st number: 4 0/18, 2nd number: 27/54

72/18 + 27/54 is 9/2.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 18 and 54 is 54
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 18 × 3 = 54,
    72/18 = 72 × 3/18 × 3 = 216/54
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 54 × 1 = 54,
    27/54 = 27 × 1/54 × 1 = 27/54
  4. Add the two fractions:
    216/54 + 27/54 = 216 + 27/54 = 243/54
  5. 243/54 simplified gives 9/2
  6. So, 72/18 + 27/54 = 9/2
    In mixed form: 41/2

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