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Add 24/42 and 14/84

24/42 + 14/84 is 31/42.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 84 is 84
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 2 = 84,
    24/42 = 24 × 2/42 × 2 = 48/84
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 84 × 1 = 84,
    14/84 = 14 × 1/84 × 1 = 14/84
  4. Add the two fractions:
    48/84 + 14/84 = 48 + 14/84 = 62/84
  5. 62/84 simplified gives 31/42
  6. So, 24/42 + 14/84 = 31/42

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