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Add 3/48 and 3/5

3/48 + 3/5 is 53/80.

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,
    3/5 = 3 × 48/5 × 48 = 144/240
  4. Add the two fractions:
    15/240 + 144/240 = 15 + 144/240 = 159/240
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 53/80

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