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Add 10/4 and 42/20

1st number: 2 2/4, 2nd number: 2 2/20

10/4 + 42/20 is 23/5.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 20 is 20
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 5 = 20,
    10/4 = 10 × 5/4 × 5 = 50/20
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 20 × 1 = 20,
    42/20 = 42 × 1/20 × 1 = 42/20
  4. Add the two fractions:
    50/20 + 42/20 = 50 + 42/20 = 92/20
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 23/5
  6. In mixed form: 43/5

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