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Add 12/2 and 7/42

1st number: 6 0/2, 2nd number: 7/42

12/2 + 7/42 is 37/6.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 42 is 42
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 21 = 42,
    12/2 = 12 × 21/2 × 21 = 252/42
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 42 × 1 = 42,
    7/42 = 7 × 1/42 × 1 = 7/42
  4. Add the two fractions:
    252/42 + 7/42 = 252 + 7/42 = 259/42
  5. 259/42 simplified gives 37/6
  6. So, 12/2 + 7/42 = 37/6
    In mixed form: 61/6

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