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Add 3/6 and 8/7

1st number: 3/6, 2nd number: 1 1/7

3/6 + 8/7 is 23/14.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 7 is 42
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 7 = 42,
    3/6 = 3 × 7/6 × 7 = 21/42
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 6 = 42,
    8/7 = 8 × 6/7 × 6 = 48/42
  4. Add the two fractions:
    21/42 + 48/42 = 21 + 48/42 = 69/42
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 23/14
  6. In mixed form: 19/14

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