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Add 24/42 and 28/16

1st number: 24/42, 2nd number: 1 12/16

24/42 + 28/16 is 65/28.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 16 is 336
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 8 = 336,
    24/42 = 24 × 8/42 × 8 = 192/336
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 21 = 336,
    28/16 = 28 × 21/16 × 21 = 588/336
  4. Add the two fractions:
    192/336 + 588/336 = 192 + 588/336 = 780/336
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 65/28
  6. In mixed form: 29/28

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