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Add 1/48 and 49/63

1/48 + 49/63 is 115/144.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 48 and 63 is 1008
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 48 × 21 = 1008,
    1/48 = 1 × 21/48 × 21 = 21/1008
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 63 × 16 = 1008,
    49/63 = 49 × 16/63 × 16 = 784/1008
  4. Add the two fractions:
    21/1008 + 784/1008 = 21 + 784/1008 = 805/1008
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 115/144

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