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Add 48/18 and 49/84

1st number: 2 12/18, 2nd number: 49/84

48/18 + 49/84 is 13/4.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 18 and 84 is 252
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 18 × 14 = 252,
    48/18 = 48 × 14/18 × 14 = 672/252
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 84 × 3 = 252,
    49/84 = 49 × 3/84 × 3 = 147/252
  4. Add the two fractions:
    672/252 + 147/252 = 672 + 147/252 = 819/252
  5. 819/252 simplified gives 13/4
  6. So, 48/18 + 49/84 = 13/4
    In mixed form: 31/4

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