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Add 40/10 and 21/48

1st number: 4 0/10, 2nd number: 21/48

40/10 + 21/48 is 71/16.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 10 and 48 is 240
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 10 × 24 = 240,
    40/10 = 40 × 24/10 × 24 = 960/240
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 48 × 5 = 240,
    21/48 = 21 × 5/48 × 5 = 105/240
  4. Add the two fractions:
    960/240 + 105/240 = 960 + 105/240 = 1065/240
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 71/16
  6. In mixed form: 47/16

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