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Add 49/42 and 18/48

1st number: 1 7/42, 2nd number: 18/48

49/42 + 18/48 is 37/24.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 48 is 336
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 8 = 336,
    49/42 = 49 × 8/42 × 8 = 392/336
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 48 × 7 = 336,
    18/48 = 18 × 7/48 × 7 = 126/336
  4. Add the two fractions:
    392/336 + 126/336 = 392 + 126/336 = 518/336
  5. 518/336 simplified gives 37/24
  6. So, 49/42 + 18/48 = 37/24
    In mixed form: 113/24

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