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Add 24/2 and 15/42

1st number: 12 0/2, 2nd number: 15/42

24/2 + 15/42 is 173/14.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 42 is 42
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 21 = 42,
    24/2 = 24 × 21/2 × 21 = 504/42
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 42 × 1 = 42,
    15/42 = 15 × 1/42 × 1 = 15/42
  4. Add the two fractions:
    504/42 + 15/42 = 504 + 15/42 = 519/42
  5. 519/42 simplified gives 173/14
  6. So, 24/2 + 15/42 = 173/14
    In mixed form: 125/14

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