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Add 72/96 and 42/20

1st number: 72/96, 2nd number: 2 2/20

72/96 + 42/20 is 57/20.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 96 and 20 is 480
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 96 × 5 = 480,
    72/96 = 72 × 5/96 × 5 = 360/480
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 20 × 24 = 480,
    42/20 = 42 × 24/20 × 24 = 1008/480
  4. Add the two fractions:
    360/480 + 1008/480 = 360 + 1008/480 = 1368/480
  5. 1368/480 simplified gives 57/20
  6. So, 72/96 + 42/20 = 57/20
    In mixed form: 217/20

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