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Add 16/42 and 18/48

16/42 + 18/48 is 127/168.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 48 is 336
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 8 = 336,
    16/42 = 16 × 8/42 × 8 = 128/336
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 48 × 7 = 336,
    18/48 = 18 × 7/48 × 7 = 126/336
  4. Add the two fractions:
    128/336 + 126/336 = 128 + 126/336 = 254/336
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 127/168

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