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Add 12/5 and 8/42

1st number: 2 2/5, 2nd number: 8/42

12/5 + 8/42 is 272/105.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 42 is 210
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 42 = 210,
    12/5 = 12 × 42/5 × 42 = 504/210
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 42 × 5 = 210,
    8/42 = 8 × 5/42 × 5 = 40/210
  4. Add the two fractions:
    504/210 + 40/210 = 504 + 40/210 = 544/210
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 272/105
  6. In mixed form: 262/105

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