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Add 7/48 and 42/70

7/48 + 42/70 is 179/240.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 48 and 70 is 1680
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 48 × 35 = 1680,
    7/48 = 7 × 35/48 × 35 = 245/1680
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 70 × 24 = 1680,
    42/70 = 42 × 24/70 × 24 = 1008/1680
  4. Add the two fractions:
    245/1680 + 1008/1680 = 245 + 1008/1680 = 1253/1680
  5. 1253/1680 simplified gives 179/240
  6. So, 7/48 + 42/70 = 179/240

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