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Add 21/2 and 10/48

1st number: 10 1/2, 2nd number: 10/48

21/2 + 10/48 is 257/24.

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  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,
    21/2 = 21 × 24/2 × 24 = 504/48
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 48 × 1 = 48,
    10/48 = 10 × 1/48 × 1 = 10/48
  4. Add the two fractions:
    504/48 + 10/48 = 504 + 10/48 = 514/48
  5. 514/48 simplified gives 257/24
  6. So, 21/2 + 10/48 = 257/24
    In mixed form: 1017/24

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