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Add 72/4 and 3/40

1st number: 18 0/4, 2nd number: 3/40

72/4 + 3/40 is 723/40.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 40 is 40
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 10 = 40,
    72/4 = 72 × 10/4 × 10 = 720/40
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 1 = 40,
    3/40 = 3 × 1/40 × 1 = 3/40
  4. Add the two fractions:
    720/40 + 3/40 = 720 + 3/40 = 723/40
  5. In mixed form: 183/40

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