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Add 1/7 and 42/8

1st number: 1/7, 2nd number: 5 2/8

1/7 + 42/8 is 151/28.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 7 and 8 is 56
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 7 × 8 = 56,
    1/7 = 1 × 8/7 × 8 = 8/56
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 7 = 56,
    42/8 = 42 × 7/8 × 7 = 294/56
  4. Add the two fractions:
    8/56 + 294/56 = 8 + 294/56 = 302/56
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 151/28
  6. In mixed form: 511/28

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