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Add 12/4 and 12/42

1st number: 3 0/4, 2nd number: 12/42

12/4 + 12/42 is 23/7.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 42 is 84
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 21 = 84,
    12/4 = 12 × 21/4 × 21 = 252/84
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 42 × 2 = 84,
    12/42 = 12 × 2/42 × 2 = 24/84
  4. Add the two fractions:
    252/84 + 24/84 = 252 + 24/84 = 276/84
  5. 276/84 simplified gives 23/7
  6. So, 12/4 + 12/42 = 23/7
    In mixed form: 32/7

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