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Add 48/72 and 49/36

1st number: 48/72, 2nd number: 1 13/36

48/72 + 49/36 is 73/36.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 72 and 36 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 36 × 2 = 72,
    49/36 = 49 × 2/36 × 2 = 98/72
  4. Add the two fractions:
    48/72 + 98/72 = 48 + 98/72 = 146/72
  5. 146/72 simplified gives 73/36
  6. So, 48/72 + 49/36 = 73/36
    In mixed form: 21/36

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