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Add 12/14 and 42/21

1st number: 12/14, 2nd number: 2 0/21

12/14 + 42/21 is 20/7.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 14 and 21 is 42
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 14 × 3 = 42,
    12/14 = 12 × 3/14 × 3 = 36/42
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 21 × 2 = 42,
    42/21 = 42 × 2/21 × 2 = 84/42
  4. Add the two fractions:
    36/42 + 84/42 = 36 + 84/42 = 120/42
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 20/7
  6. In mixed form: 26/7

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