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Add 40/60 and 21/48

40/60 + 21/48 is 53/48.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 60 and 48 is 240
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 60 × 4 = 240,
    40/60 = 40 × 4/60 × 4 = 160/240
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 48 × 5 = 240,
    21/48 = 21 × 5/48 × 5 = 105/240
  4. Add the two fractions:
    160/240 + 105/240 = 160 + 105/240 = 265/240
  5. 265/240 simplified gives 53/48
  6. So, 40/60 + 21/48 = 53/48
    In mixed form: 15/48

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