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Add 48/9 and 49/24

1st number: 5 3/9, 2nd number: 2 1/24

48/9 + 49/24 is 59/8.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 9 and 24 is 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 9 × 8 = 72,
    48/9 = 48 × 8/9 × 8 = 384/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 24 × 3 = 72,
    49/24 = 49 × 3/24 × 3 = 147/72
  4. Add the two fractions:
    384/72 + 147/72 = 384 + 147/72 = 531/72
  5. 531/72 simplified gives 59/8
  6. So, 48/9 + 49/24 = 59/8
    In mixed form: 73/8

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