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Add 16/5 and 70/42

1st number: 3 1/5, 2nd number: 1 28/42

16/5 + 70/42 is 73/15.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 42 is 210
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 42 = 210,
    16/5 = 16 × 42/5 × 42 = 672/210
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 42 × 5 = 210,
    70/42 = 70 × 5/42 × 5 = 350/210
  4. Add the two fractions:
    672/210 + 350/210 = 672 + 350/210 = 1022/210
  5. 1022/210 simplified gives 73/15
  6. So, 16/5 + 70/42 = 73/15
    In mixed form: 413/15

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