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Add 5/48 and 70/72

5/48 + 70/72 is 155/144.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 48 and 72 is 144
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 48 × 3 = 144,
    5/48 = 5 × 3/48 × 3 = 15/144
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 72 × 2 = 144,
    70/72 = 70 × 2/72 × 2 = 140/144
  4. Add the two fractions:
    15/144 + 140/144 = 15 + 140/144 = 155/144
  5. So, 5/48 + 70/72 = 155/144
    In mixed form: 111/144

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