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Add 48/9 and 49/84

1st number: 5 3/9, 2nd number: 49/84

48/9 + 49/84 is 71/12.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 9 and 84 is 252
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 9 × 28 = 252,
    48/9 = 48 × 28/9 × 28 = 1344/252
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 84 × 3 = 252,
    49/84 = 49 × 3/84 × 3 = 147/252
  4. Add the two fractions:
    1344/252 + 147/252 = 1344 + 147/252 = 1491/252
  5. 1491/252 simplified gives 71/12
  6. So, 48/9 + 49/84 = 71/12
    In mixed form: 511/12

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