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Add 30/20 and 48/40

1st number: 1 10/20, 2nd number: 1 8/40

30/20 + 48/40 is 27/10.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 20 and 40 is 40
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 20 × 2 = 40,
    30/20 = 30 × 2/20 × 2 = 60/40
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 1 = 40,
    48/40 = 48 × 1/40 × 1 = 48/40
  4. Add the two fractions:
    60/40 + 48/40 = 60 + 48/40 = 108/40
  5. 108/40 simplified gives 27/10
  6. So, 30/20 + 48/40 = 27/10
    In mixed form: 27/10

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