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Add 10/2 and 42/54

1st number: 5 0/2, 2nd number: 42/54

10/2 + 42/54 is 52/9.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 54 is 54
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 27 = 54,
    10/2 = 10 × 27/2 × 27 = 270/54
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 54 × 1 = 54,
    42/54 = 42 × 1/54 × 1 = 42/54
  4. Add the two fractions:
    270/54 + 42/54 = 270 + 42/54 = 312/54
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 52/9
  6. In mixed form: 57/9

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