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Add 80/36 and 54/24

1st number: 2 8/36, 2nd number: 2 6/24

80/36 + 54/24 is 161/36.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 36 and 24 is 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 36 × 2 = 72,
    80/36 = 80 × 2/36 × 2 = 160/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 24 × 3 = 72,
    54/24 = 54 × 3/24 × 3 = 162/72
  4. Add the two fractions:
    160/72 + 162/72 = 160 + 162/72 = 322/72
  5. 322/72 simplified gives 161/36
  6. So, 80/36 + 54/24 = 161/36
    In mixed form: 417/36

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