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Add 18/4 and 42/16

1st number: 4 2/4, 2nd number: 2 10/16

18/4 + 42/16 is 57/8.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 16 is 16
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 4 = 16,
    18/4 = 18 × 4/4 × 4 = 72/16
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 1 = 16,
    42/16 = 42 × 1/16 × 1 = 42/16
  4. Add the two fractions:
    72/16 + 42/16 = 72 + 42/16 = 114/16
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 57/8
  6. In mixed form: 71/8

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