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Add 2/42 and 24/40

2/42 + 24/40 is 68/105.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 40 is 840
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 20 = 840,
    2/42 = 2 × 20/42 × 20 = 40/840
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 21 = 840,
    24/40 = 24 × 21/40 × 21 = 504/840
  4. Add the two fractions:
    40/840 + 504/840 = 40 + 504/840 = 544/840
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 68/105

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