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Add 16/4 and 42/36

1st number: 4 0/4, 2nd number: 1 6/36

16/4 + 42/36 is 31/6.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 36 is 36
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 9 = 36,
    16/4 = 16 × 9/4 × 9 = 144/36
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 36 × 1 = 36,
    42/36 = 42 × 1/36 × 1 = 42/36
  4. Add the two fractions:
    144/36 + 42/36 = 144 + 42/36 = 186/36
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 31/6
  6. In mixed form: 51/6

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