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Add 2/4 and 42/24

1st number: 2/4, 2nd number: 1 18/24

2/4 + 42/24 is 9/4.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 24 is 24
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 6 = 24,
    2/4 = 2 × 6/4 × 6 = 12/24
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 24 × 1 = 24,
    42/24 = 42 × 1/24 × 1 = 42/24
  4. Add the two fractions:
    12/24 + 42/24 = 12 + 42/24 = 54/24
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 9/4
  6. In mixed form: 21/4

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