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Add 12/6 and 63/42

1st number: 2 0/6, 2nd number: 1 21/42

12/6 + 63/42 is 7/2.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 42 is 42
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 7 = 42,
    12/6 = 12 × 7/6 × 7 = 84/42
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 42 × 1 = 42,
    63/42 = 63 × 1/42 × 1 = 63/42
  4. Add the two fractions:
    84/42 + 63/42 = 84 + 63/42 = 147/42
  5. 147/42 simplified gives 7/2
  6. So, 12/6 + 63/42 = 7/2
    In mixed form: 31/2

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