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Add 72/48 and 42/60

1st number: 1 24/48, 2nd number: 42/60

72/48 + 42/60 is 11/5.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 48 and 60 is 240
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 48 × 5 = 240,
    72/48 = 72 × 5/48 × 5 = 360/240
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 60 × 4 = 240,
    42/60 = 42 × 4/60 × 4 = 168/240
  4. Add the two fractions:
    360/240 + 168/240 = 360 + 168/240 = 528/240
  5. 528/240 simplified gives 11/5
  6. So, 72/48 + 42/60 = 11/5
    In mixed form: 21/5

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