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Add 2/48 and 35/18

1st number: 2/48, 2nd number: 1 17/18

2/48 + 35/18 is 143/72.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 48 and 18 is 144
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 48 × 3 = 144,
    2/48 = 2 × 3/48 × 3 = 6/144
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 8 = 144,
    35/18 = 35 × 8/18 × 8 = 280/144
  4. Add the two fractions:
    6/144 + 280/144 = 6 + 280/144 = 286/144
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 143/72
  6. In mixed form: 171/72

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