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Add 10/6 and 8/21

1st number: 1 4/6, 2nd number: 8/21

10/6 + 8/21 is 43/21.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 21 is 42
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 7 = 42,
    10/6 = 10 × 7/6 × 7 = 70/42
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 21 × 2 = 42,
    8/21 = 8 × 2/21 × 2 = 16/42
  4. Add the two fractions:
    70/42 + 16/42 = 70 + 16/42 = 86/42
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 43/21
  6. In mixed form: 21/21

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