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Add 48/9 and 7/12

1st number: 5 3/9, 2nd number: 7/12

48/9 + 7/12 is 71/12.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 9 and 12 is 36
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 9 × 4 = 36,
    48/9 = 48 × 4/9 × 4 = 192/36
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 12 × 3 = 36,
    7/12 = 7 × 3/12 × 3 = 21/36
  4. Add the two fractions:
    192/36 + 21/36 = 192 + 21/36 = 213/36
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 71/12
  6. In mixed form: 511/12

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