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Add 2/9 and 40/42

2/9 + 40/42 is 74/63.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 9 and 42 is 126
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 9 × 14 = 126,
    2/9 = 2 × 14/9 × 14 = 28/126
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 42 × 3 = 126,
    40/42 = 40 × 3/42 × 3 = 120/126
  4. Add the two fractions:
    28/126 + 120/126 = 28 + 120/126 = 148/126
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 74/63
  6. In mixed form: 111/63

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