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Add 36/48 and 42/40

1st number: 36/48, 2nd number: 1 2/40

36/48 + 42/40 is 9/5.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 48 and 40 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 40 × 6 = 240,
    42/40 = 42 × 6/40 × 6 = 252/240
  4. Add the two fractions:
    180/240 + 252/240 = 180 + 252/240 = 432/240
  5. 432/240 simplified gives 9/5
  6. So, 36/48 + 42/40 = 9/5
    In mixed form: 14/5

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