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Add 16/42 and 1/5

16/42 + 1/5 is 61/105.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 5 is 210
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 5 = 210,
    16/42 = 16 × 5/42 × 5 = 80/210
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 5 × 42 = 210,
    1/5 = 1 × 42/5 × 42 = 42/210
  4. Add the two fractions:
    80/210 + 42/210 = 80 + 42/210 = 122/210
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 61/105

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