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Add 48/4 and 5/42

1st number: 12 0/4, 2nd number: 5/42

48/4 + 5/42 is 509/42.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 42 is 84
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 21 = 84,
    48/4 = 48 × 21/4 × 21 = 1008/84
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 42 × 2 = 84,
    5/42 = 5 × 2/42 × 2 = 10/84
  4. Add the two fractions:
    1008/84 + 10/84 = 1008 + 10/84 = 1018/84
  5. 1018/84 simplified gives 509/42
  6. So, 48/4 + 5/42 = 509/42
    In mixed form: 125/42

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