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Add 15/2 and 9/48

1st number: 7 1/2, 2nd number: 9/48

15/2 + 9/48 is 123/16.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 48 is 48
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 24 = 48,
    15/2 = 15 × 24/2 × 24 = 360/48
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 48 × 1 = 48,
    9/48 = 9 × 1/48 × 1 = 9/48
  4. Add the two fractions:
    360/48 + 9/48 = 360 + 9/48 = 369/48
  5. 369/48 simplified gives 123/16
  6. So, 15/2 + 9/48 = 123/16
    In mixed form: 711/16

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