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Add 36/24 and 42/80

1st number: 1 12/24, 2nd number: 42/80

36/24 + 42/80 is 81/40.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 24 and 80 is 240
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 24 × 10 = 240,
    36/24 = 36 × 10/24 × 10 = 360/240
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 80 × 3 = 240,
    42/80 = 42 × 3/80 × 3 = 126/240
  4. Add the two fractions:
    360/240 + 126/240 = 360 + 126/240 = 486/240
  5. 486/240 simplified gives 81/40
  6. So, 36/24 + 42/80 = 81/40
    In mixed form: 21/40

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