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Add 40/36 and 27/48

1st number: 1 4/36, 2nd number: 27/48

40/36 + 27/48 is 241/144.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 36 and 48 is 144
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 36 × 4 = 144,
    40/36 = 40 × 4/36 × 4 = 160/144
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 48 × 3 = 144,
    27/48 = 27 × 3/48 × 3 = 81/144
  4. Add the two fractions:
    160/144 + 81/144 = 160 + 81/144 = 241/144
  5. In mixed form: 197/144

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