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Add 18/12 and 50/48

1st number: 1 6/12, 2nd number: 1 2/48

18/12 + 50/48 is 61/24.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 48 is 48
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 4 = 48,
    18/12 = 18 × 4/12 × 4 = 72/48
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 48 × 1 = 48,
    50/48 = 50 × 1/48 × 1 = 50/48
  4. Add the two fractions:
    72/48 + 50/48 = 72 + 50/48 = 122/48
  5. 122/48 simplified gives 61/24
  6. So, 18/12 + 50/48 = 61/24
    In mixed form: 213/24

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