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Add 50/80 and 24/45

50/80 + 24/45 is 139/120.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 80 and 45 is 720
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 80 × 9 = 720,
    50/80 = 50 × 9/80 × 9 = 450/720
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 45 × 16 = 720,
    24/45 = 24 × 16/45 × 16 = 384/720
  4. Add the two fractions:
    450/720 + 384/720 = 450 + 384/720 = 834/720
  5. 834/720 simplified gives 139/120
  6. So, 50/80 + 24/45 = 139/120
    In mixed form: 119/120

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