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Add 72/18 and 27/6

1st number: 4 0/18, 2nd number: 4 3/6

72/18 + 27/6 is 17/2.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 18 and 6 is 18
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 18 × 1 = 18,
    72/18 = 72 × 1/18 × 1 = 72/18
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 6 × 3 = 18,
    27/6 = 27 × 3/6 × 3 = 81/18
  4. Add the two fractions:
    72/18 + 81/18 = 72 + 81/18 = 153/18
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 17/2
  6. In mixed form: 81/2

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