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Add 45/24 and 21/45

1st number: 1 21/24, 2nd number: 21/45

45/24 + 21/45 is 281/120.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 24 and 45 is 360
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 24 × 15 = 360,
    45/24 = 45 × 15/24 × 15 = 675/360
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 45 × 8 = 360,
    21/45 = 21 × 8/45 × 8 = 168/360
  4. Add the two fractions:
    675/360 + 168/360 = 675 + 168/360 = 843/360
  5. 843/360 simplified gives 281/120
  6. So, 45/24 + 21/45 = 281/120
    In mixed form: 241/120

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