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Add 48/18 and 7/12

1st number: 2 12/18, 2nd number: 7/12

48/18 + 7/12 is 13/4.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 18 and 12 is 36
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 18 × 2 = 36,
    48/18 = 48 × 2/18 × 2 = 96/36
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 12 × 3 = 36,
    7/12 = 7 × 3/12 × 3 = 21/36
  4. Add the two fractions:
    96/36 + 21/36 = 96 + 21/36 = 117/36
  5. 117/36 simplified gives 13/4
  6. So, 48/18 + 7/12 = 13/4
    In mixed form: 31/4

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