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Add 12/4 and 42/21

1st number: 3 0/4, 2nd number: 2 0/21

12/4 + 42/21 is 5/1.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 21 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 21 × 4 = 84,
    42/21 = 42 × 4/21 × 4 = 168/84
  4. Add the two fractions:
    252/84 + 168/84 = 252 + 168/84 = 420/84
  5. 420/84 simplified gives 5/1
  6. So, 12/4 + 42/21 = 5/1

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