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Add 18/42 and 35/16

1st number: 18/42, 2nd number: 2 3/16

18/42 + 35/16 is 293/112.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 16 is 336
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 8 = 336,
    18/42 = 18 × 8/42 × 8 = 144/336
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 21 = 336,
    35/16 = 35 × 21/16 × 21 = 735/336
  4. Add the two fractions:
    144/336 + 735/336 = 144 + 735/336 = 879/336
  5. 879/336 simplified gives 293/112
  6. So, 18/42 + 35/16 = 293/112
    In mixed form: 269/112

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