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Add 18/42 and 2/4

18/42 + 2/4 is 13/14.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 4 is 84
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 2 = 84,
    18/42 = 18 × 2/42 × 2 = 36/84
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 4 × 21 = 84,
    2/4 = 2 × 21/4 × 21 = 42/84
  4. Add the two fractions:
    36/84 + 42/84 = 36 + 42/84 = 78/84
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 13/14

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