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Add 72/27 and 49/36

1st number: 2 18/27, 2nd number: 1 13/36

72/27 + 49/36 is 145/36.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 27 and 36 is 108
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 27 × 4 = 108,
    72/27 = 72 × 4/27 × 4 = 288/108
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 36 × 3 = 108,
    49/36 = 49 × 3/36 × 3 = 147/108
  4. Add the two fractions:
    288/108 + 147/108 = 288 + 147/108 = 435/108
  5. 435/108 simplified gives 145/36
  6. So, 72/27 + 49/36 = 145/36
    In mixed form: 41/36

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