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Add 48/28 and 1/42

1st number: 1 20/28, 2nd number: 1/42

48/28 + 1/42 is 73/42.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 28 and 42 is 84
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 28 × 3 = 84,
    48/28 = 48 × 3/28 × 3 = 144/84
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 42 × 2 = 84,
    1/42 = 1 × 2/42 × 2 = 2/84
  4. Add the two fractions:
    144/84 + 2/84 = 144 + 2/84 = 146/84
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 73/42
  6. In mixed form: 131/42

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