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Add 72/18 and 45/6

1st number: 4 0/18, 2nd number: 7 3/6

72/18 + 45/6 is 23/2.

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,
    45/6 = 45 × 3/6 × 3 = 135/18
  4. Add the two fractions:
    72/18 + 135/18 = 72 + 135/18 = 207/18
  5. 207/18 simplified gives 23/2
  6. So, 72/18 + 45/6 = 23/2
    In mixed form: 111/2

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