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Add 72/45 and 16/6

1st number: 1 27/45, 2nd number: 2 4/6

72/45 + 16/6 is 64/15.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 45 and 6 is 90
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 45 × 2 = 90,
    72/45 = 72 × 2/45 × 2 = 144/90
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 6 × 15 = 90,
    16/6 = 16 × 15/6 × 15 = 240/90
  4. Add the two fractions:
    144/90 + 240/90 = 144 + 240/90 = 384/90
  5. 384/90 simplified gives 64/15
  6. So, 72/45 + 16/6 = 64/15
    In mixed form: 44/15

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