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Add 9/72 and 40/10

1st number: 9/72, 2nd number: 4 0/10

9/72 + 40/10 is 33/8.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 72 and 10 is 360
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 72 × 5 = 360,
    9/72 = 9 × 5/72 × 5 = 45/360
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 10 × 36 = 360,
    40/10 = 40 × 36/10 × 36 = 1440/360
  4. Add the two fractions:
    45/360 + 1440/360 = 45 + 1440/360 = 1485/360
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 33/8
  6. In mixed form: 41/8

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