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Add 40/18 and 54/48

1st number: 2 4/18, 2nd number: 1 6/48

40/18 + 54/48 is 241/72.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 18 and 48 is 144
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 18 × 8 = 144,
    40/18 = 40 × 8/18 × 8 = 320/144
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 48 × 3 = 144,
    54/48 = 54 × 3/48 × 3 = 162/144
  4. Add the two fractions:
    320/144 + 162/144 = 320 + 162/144 = 482/144
  5. 482/144 simplified gives 241/72
  6. So, 40/18 + 54/48 = 241/72
    In mixed form: 325/72

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