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Add 18/4 and 42/56

1st number: 4 2/4, 2nd number: 42/56

18/4 + 42/56 is 21/4.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 56 is 56
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 14 = 56,
    18/4 = 18 × 14/4 × 14 = 252/56
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 1 = 56,
    42/56 = 42 × 1/56 × 1 = 42/56
  4. Add the two fractions:
    252/56 + 42/56 = 252 + 42/56 = 294/56
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 21/4
  6. In mixed form: 51/4

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