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Add 36/48 and 42/80

36/48 + 42/80 is 51/40.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 48 and 80 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 80 × 3 = 240,
    42/80 = 42 × 3/80 × 3 = 126/240
  4. Add the two fractions:
    180/240 + 126/240 = 180 + 126/240 = 306/240
  5. 306/240 simplified gives 51/40
  6. So, 36/48 + 42/80 = 51/40
    In mixed form: 111/40

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