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1^{st} number: 21/42, 2^{nd} number: 1 5/30

2142 + 3530 is 53.

- Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:

LCM of 42 and 30 is**210**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 210 - For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 5 = 210,

2142 = 21 × 542 × 5 = 105210 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 30 × 7 = 210,

3530 = 35 × 730 × 7 = 245210 - Add the two like fractions:

105210 + 245210 = 105 + 245210 = 350210 - 350/210 simplified gives 53
- So, 21/42 + 35/30 = 5/3

In mixed form: 123

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