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Add 2/42 and 3/18

2/42 + 3/18 is 3/14.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 18 is 126
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 3 = 126,
    2/42 = 2 × 3/42 × 3 = 6/126
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 7 = 126,
    3/18 = 3 × 7/18 × 7 = 21/126
  4. Add the two fractions:
    6/126 + 21/126 = 6 + 21/126 = 27/126
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 3/14

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