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Add 21/42 and 18/5

1st number: 21/42, 2nd number: 3 3/5

21/42 + 18/5 is 41/10.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 5 is 210
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 5 = 210,
    21/42 = 21 × 5/42 × 5 = 105/210
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 5 × 42 = 210,
    18/5 = 18 × 42/5 × 42 = 756/210
  4. Add the two fractions:
    105/210 + 756/210 = 105 + 756/210 = 861/210
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 41/10
  6. In mixed form: 41/10

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