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Add 14/8 and 42/10

1st number: 1 6/8, 2nd number: 4 2/10

14/8 + 42/10 is 119/20.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 10 is 40
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 5 = 40,
    14/8 = 14 × 5/8 × 5 = 70/40
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 10 × 4 = 40,
    42/10 = 42 × 4/10 × 4 = 168/40
  4. Add the two fractions:
    70/40 + 168/40 = 70 + 168/40 = 238/40
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 119/20
  6. In mixed form: 519/20

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