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Add 2/5 and 42/7

1st number: 2/5, 2nd number: 6 0/7

2/5 + 42/7 is 32/5.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 7 is 35
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 7 = 35,
    2/5 = 2 × 7/5 × 7 = 14/35
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 5 = 35,
    42/7 = 42 × 5/7 × 5 = 210/35
  4. Add the two fractions:
    14/35 + 210/35 = 14 + 210/35 = 224/35
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 32/5
  6. In mixed form: 62/5

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