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Add 42/24 and 48/9

1st number: 1 18/24, 2nd number: 5 3/9

42/24 + 48/9 is 85/12.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 24 and 9 is 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 24 × 3 = 72,
    42/24 = 42 × 3/24 × 3 = 126/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 8 = 72,
    48/9 = 48 × 8/9 × 8 = 384/72
  4. Add the two fractions:
    126/72 + 384/72 = 126 + 384/72 = 510/72
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 85/12
  6. In mixed form: 71/12

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