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Add 42/36 and 48/9

1st number: 1 6/36, 2nd number: 5 3/9

42/36 + 48/9 is 13/2.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 36 and 9 is 36
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 36 × 1 = 36,
    42/36 = 42 × 1/36 × 1 = 42/36
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 4 = 36,
    48/9 = 48 × 4/9 × 4 = 192/36
  4. Add the two fractions:
    42/36 + 192/36 = 42 + 192/36 = 234/36
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 13/2
  6. In mixed form: 61/2

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