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Add 80/30 and 27/72

1st number: 2 20/30, 2nd number: 27/72

80/30 + 27/72 is 73/24.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 30 and 72 is 360
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 30 × 12 = 360,
    80/30 = 80 × 12/30 × 12 = 960/360
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 72 × 5 = 360,
    27/72 = 27 × 5/72 × 5 = 135/360
  4. Add the two fractions:
    960/360 + 135/360 = 960 + 135/360 = 1095/360
  5. 1095/360 simplified gives 73/24
  6. So, 80/30 + 27/72 = 73/24
    In mixed form: 31/24

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