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Add 2/42 and 15/8

1st number: 2/42, 2nd number: 1 7/8

2/42 + 15/8 is 323/168.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 8 is 168
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 4 = 168,
    2/42 = 2 × 4/42 × 4 = 8/168
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 21 = 168,
    15/8 = 15 × 21/8 × 21 = 315/168
  4. Add the two fractions:
    8/168 + 315/168 = 8 + 315/168 = 323/168
  5. In mixed form: 1155/168

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