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Add 48/20 and 20/24

1st number: 2 8/20, 2nd number: 20/24

48/20 + 20/24 is 97/30.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 20 and 24 is 120
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 20 × 6 = 120,
    48/20 = 48 × 6/20 × 6 = 288/120
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 24 × 5 = 120,
    20/24 = 20 × 5/24 × 5 = 100/120
  4. Add the two fractions:
    288/120 + 100/120 = 288 + 100/120 = 388/120
  5. 388/120 simplified gives 97/30
  6. So, 48/20 + 20/24 = 97/30
    In mixed form: 37/30

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