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Add 35/48 and 40/20

1st number: 35/48, 2nd number: 2 0/20

35/48 + 40/20 is 131/48.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 48 and 20 is 240
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 48 × 5 = 240,
    35/48 = 35 × 5/48 × 5 = 175/240
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 20 × 12 = 240,
    40/20 = 40 × 12/20 × 12 = 480/240
  4. Add the two fractions:
    175/240 + 480/240 = 175 + 480/240 = 655/240
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 131/48
  6. In mixed form: 235/48

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