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Add 1/6 and 3/42

1/6 + 3/42 is 5/21.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 42 is 42
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 7 = 42,
    1/6 = 1 × 7/6 × 7 = 7/42
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 42 × 1 = 42,
    3/42 = 3 × 1/42 × 1 = 3/42
  4. Add the two fractions:
    7/42 + 3/42 = 7 + 3/42 = 10/42
  5. 10/42 simplified gives 5/21
  6. So, 1/6 + 3/42 = 5/21

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