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Add 20/48 and 42/40

1st number: 20/48, 2nd number: 1 2/40

20/48 + 42/40 is 22/15.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 48 and 40 is 240
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 48 × 5 = 240,
    20/48 = 20 × 5/48 × 5 = 100/240
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 6 = 240,
    42/40 = 42 × 6/40 × 6 = 252/240
  4. Add the two fractions:
    100/240 + 252/240 = 100 + 252/240 = 352/240
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 22/15
  6. In mixed form: 17/15

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