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Add 24/2 and 2/42

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

24/2 + 2/42 is 253/21.

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,
    2/42 = 2 × 1/42 × 1 = 2/42
  4. Add the two fractions:
    504/42 + 2/42 = 504 + 2/42 = 506/42
  5. 506/42 simplified gives 253/21
  6. So, 24/2 + 2/42 = 253/21
    In mixed form: 121/21

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