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Add 36/20 and 49/28

1st number: 1 16/20, 2nd number: 1 21/28

36/20 + 49/28 is 71/20.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 20 and 28 is 140
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 20 × 7 = 140,
    36/20 = 36 × 7/20 × 7 = 252/140
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 28 × 5 = 140,
    49/28 = 49 × 5/28 × 5 = 245/140
  4. Add the two fractions:
    252/140 + 245/140 = 252 + 245/140 = 497/140
  5. 497/140 simplified gives 71/20
  6. So, 36/20 + 49/28 = 71/20
    In mixed form: 311/20

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