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Add 16/42 and 27/24

1st number: 16/42, 2nd number: 1 3/24

16/42 + 27/24 is 253/168.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 24 is 168
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 4 = 168,
    16/42 = 16 × 4/42 × 4 = 64/168
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 24 × 7 = 168,
    27/24 = 27 × 7/24 × 7 = 189/168
  4. Add the two fractions:
    64/168 + 189/168 = 64 + 189/168 = 253/168
  5. In mixed form: 185/168

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