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Add 36/48 and 42/20

1st number: 36/48, 2nd number: 2 2/20

36/48 + 42/20 is 57/20.

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,
    36/48 = 36 × 5/48 × 5 = 180/240
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 20 × 12 = 240,
    42/20 = 42 × 12/20 × 12 = 504/240
  4. Add the two fractions:
    180/240 + 504/240 = 180 + 504/240 = 684/240
  5. 684/240 simplified gives 57/20
  6. So, 36/48 + 42/20 = 57/20
    In mixed form: 217/20

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