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Add 36/42 and 30/48

36/42 + 30/48 is 83/56.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 48 is 336
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 8 = 336,
    36/42 = 36 × 8/42 × 8 = 288/336
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 48 × 7 = 336,
    30/48 = 30 × 7/48 × 7 = 210/336
  4. Add the two fractions:
    288/336 + 210/336 = 288 + 210/336 = 498/336
  5. 498/336 simplified gives 83/56
  6. So, 36/42 + 30/48 = 83/56
    In mixed form: 127/56

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