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Add 24/12 and 6/42

1st number: 2 0/12, 2nd number: 6/42

24/12 + 6/42 is 15/7.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 42 is 84
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 7 = 84,
    24/12 = 24 × 7/12 × 7 = 168/84
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 42 × 2 = 84,
    6/42 = 6 × 2/42 × 2 = 12/84
  4. Add the two fractions:
    168/84 + 12/84 = 168 + 12/84 = 180/84
  5. 180/84 simplified gives 15/7
  6. So, 24/12 + 6/42 = 15/7
    In mixed form: 21/7

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