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Add 16/42 and 3/45

16/42 + 3/45 is 47/105.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 45 is 630
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 15 = 630,
    16/42 = 16 × 15/42 × 15 = 240/630
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 45 × 14 = 630,
    3/45 = 3 × 14/45 × 14 = 42/630
  4. Add the two fractions:
    240/630 + 42/630 = 240 + 42/630 = 282/630
  5. 282/630 simplified gives 47/105
  6. So, 16/42 + 3/45 = 47/105

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