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Add 2/3 and 42/30

1st number: 2/3, 2nd number: 1 12/30

2/3 + 42/30 is 31/15.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 30 is 30
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 10 = 30,
    2/3 = 2 × 10/3 × 10 = 20/30
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 30 × 1 = 30,
    42/30 = 42 × 1/30 × 1 = 42/30
  4. Add the two fractions:
    20/30 + 42/30 = 20 + 42/30 = 62/30
  5. 62/30 simplified gives 31/15
  6. So, 2/3 + 42/30 = 31/15
    In mixed form: 21/15

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