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Add 3/5 and 9/48

3/5 + 9/48 is 63/80.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 48 is 240
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 48 = 240,
    3/5 = 3 × 48/5 × 48 = 144/240
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 48 × 5 = 240,
    9/48 = 9 × 5/48 × 5 = 45/240
  4. Add the two fractions:
    144/240 + 45/240 = 144 + 45/240 = 189/240
  5. 189/240 simplified gives 63/80
  6. So, 3/5 + 9/48 = 63/80

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