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Add 12/42 and 40/49

12/42 + 40/49 is 54/49.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 49 is 294
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 7 = 294,
    12/42 = 12 × 7/42 × 7 = 84/294
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 49 × 6 = 294,
    40/49 = 40 × 6/49 × 6 = 240/294
  4. Add the two fractions:
    84/294 + 240/294 = 84 + 240/294 = 324/294
  5. 324/294 simplified gives 54/49
  6. So, 12/42 + 40/49 = 54/49
    In mixed form: 15/49

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