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Add 1/42 and 40/20

1st number: 1/42, 2nd number: 2 0/20

1/42 + 40/20 is 85/42.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 20 is 420
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 10 = 420,
    1/42 = 1 × 10/42 × 10 = 10/420
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 20 × 21 = 420,
    40/20 = 40 × 21/20 × 21 = 840/420
  4. Add the two fractions:
    10/420 + 840/420 = 10 + 840/420 = 850/420
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 85/42
  6. In mixed form: 21/42

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