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Add 12/40 and 12/48

12/40 + 12/48 is 11/20.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 40 and 48 is 240
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 40 × 6 = 240,
    12/40 = 12 × 6/40 × 6 = 72/240
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 48 × 5 = 240,
    12/48 = 12 × 5/48 × 5 = 60/240
  4. Add the two fractions:
    72/240 + 60/240 = 72 + 60/240 = 132/240
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 11/20

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