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Add 24/36 and 2/42

24/36 + 2/42 is 5/7.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 36 and 42 is 252
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 36 × 7 = 252,
    24/36 = 24 × 7/36 × 7 = 168/252
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 42 × 6 = 252,
    2/42 = 2 × 6/42 × 6 = 12/252
  4. Add the two fractions:
    168/252 + 12/252 = 168 + 12/252 = 180/252
  5. 180/252 simplified gives 5/7
  6. So, 24/36 + 2/42 = 5/7

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