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Add 48/36 and 49/24

1st number: 1 12/36, 2nd number: 2 1/24

48/36 + 49/24 is 27/8.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 36 and 24 is 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 36 × 2 = 72,
    48/36 = 48 × 2/36 × 2 = 96/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 24 × 3 = 72,
    49/24 = 49 × 3/24 × 3 = 147/72
  4. Add the two fractions:
    96/72 + 147/72 = 96 + 147/72 = 243/72
  5. 243/72 simplified gives 27/8
  6. So, 48/36 + 49/24 = 27/8
    In mixed form: 33/8

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