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Add 48/36 and 49/72

1st number: 1 12/36, 2nd number: 49/72

48/36 + 49/72 is 145/72.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 36 and 72 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 72 × 1 = 72,
    49/72 = 49 × 1/72 × 1 = 49/72
  4. Add the two fractions:
    96/72 + 49/72 = 96 + 49/72 = 145/72
  5. So, 48/36 + 49/72 = 145/72
    In mixed form: 21/72

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