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Add 18/6 and 3/42

1st number: 3 0/6, 2nd number: 3/42

18/6 + 3/42 is 43/14.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 42 is 42
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 7 = 42,
    18/6 = 18 × 7/6 × 7 = 126/42
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 42 × 1 = 42,
    3/42 = 3 × 1/42 × 1 = 3/42
  4. Add the two fractions:
    126/42 + 3/42 = 126 + 3/42 = 129/42
  5. 129/42 simplified gives 43/14
  6. So, 18/6 + 3/42 = 43/14
    In mixed form: 31/14

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