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Add 3/48 and 1/5

3/48 + 1/5 is 21/80.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 48 and 5 is 240
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 48 × 5 = 240,
    3/48 = 3 × 5/48 × 5 = 15/240
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 5 × 48 = 240,
    1/5 = 1 × 48/5 × 48 = 48/240
  4. Add the two fractions:
    15/240 + 48/240 = 15 + 48/240 = 63/240
  5. 63/240 simplified gives 21/80
  6. So, 3/48 + 1/5 = 21/80

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