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Add 48/72 and 49/12

1st number: 48/72, 2nd number: 4 1/12

48/72 + 49/12 is 19/4.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 72 and 12 is 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 72 × 1 = 72,
    48/72 = 48 × 1/72 × 1 = 48/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 12 × 6 = 72,
    49/12 = 49 × 6/12 × 6 = 294/72
  4. Add the two fractions:
    48/72 + 294/72 = 48 + 294/72 = 342/72
  5. 342/72 simplified gives 19/4
  6. So, 48/72 + 49/12 = 19/4
    In mixed form: 43/4

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