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Add 12/42 and 24/20

1st number: 12/42, 2nd number: 1 4/20

12/42 + 24/20 is 52/35.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 20 is 420
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 10 = 420,
    12/42 = 12 × 10/42 × 10 = 120/420
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 20 × 21 = 420,
    24/20 = 24 × 21/20 × 21 = 504/420
  4. Add the two fractions:
    120/420 + 504/420 = 120 + 504/420 = 624/420
  5. 624/420 simplified gives 52/35
  6. So, 12/42 + 24/20 = 52/35
    In mixed form: 117/35

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