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Add 6/48 and 5/9

6/48 + 5/9 is 49/72.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 48 and 9 is 144
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 48 × 3 = 144,
    6/48 = 6 × 3/48 × 3 = 18/144
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 16 = 144,
    5/9 = 5 × 16/9 × 16 = 80/144
  4. Add the two fractions:
    18/144 + 80/144 = 18 + 80/144 = 98/144
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 49/72

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